MIFA’s Our City, Our Story with Stephanie Land
Our City, Our Story 2022 will feature Stephanie Land, the New York Times bestselling author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, which is now an acclaimed Netflix series.
Maid is a gut-wrenching tale of resilience as Land navigates single motherhood, homelessness, grueling work for minimal pay, and the frustrating labyrinth of government and safety net services available to those in poverty.
Her perspective offers valuable insight into a world so many of our neighbors experience every day: narrowly maintaining housing, utilities, and a supply of food, one paycheck away from keeping (for the moment) or losing it all.
On September 15 at noon, we will host a luncheon at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. Ms. Land will provide the keynote presentation, and a panel of experts will frame the issues in a local context.
Elena Delavega, PhD, MSW, Professor & MSW Program Director, University of Memphis School of Social Work
Dorcas Young Griffin, Director of Community Services, Shelby County Government
Mary Hamlett, Vice President of Family Programs, MIFA
Altha J. Stewart, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement, UTHSC
Dr. Stephen Cook, Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church and Chair, MIFA Board of Directors