Interval House will host an evening with best-selling author and economic justice advocate Stephanie Land, author of “Maid,” at Saint Joseph’s University in West Hartford.

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On the evening of Thursday, March 24, 2022, Interval House, Connecticut’s largest agency dedicated to ending domestic violence, will host author and economic justice advocate Stephanie Land as she shares her experience and insights on the intersections of domestic violence and poverty. The reception, lecture and book signing will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Bruyette Athenaeum, on the campus of Saint Joseph University, 1678 Asylum Avenue in West Hartford, CT.

Stephanie Land is an American author and speaker. She is best known for writing “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” (2019), which was adapted into the TV miniseries “Maid” (2021) for Netflix.

At 28, Land’s dream of going to college and becoming a writer is postponed when she and her 7-month-old child must move into a homeless shelter, fleeing an abusive home and deprived of any form of support. reliable safety net. She begins the bureaucratic nightmare of applying for food stamps and subsidized housing and begins cleaning houses for $9/hour.

Land is also the author of several articles on poverty in the United States. She writes on economic and social justice, domestic violence, chronic illness, and motherhood, and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and The New York Review of Books, among many other media. A senior writer at the Center for Community Change, Land worked with Barbara Ehrenreich at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

The event is sponsored by Bank of America with additional support from The Goodwin Hotel.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here. Those interested can donate an additional $25 to Interval House and redeem a copy of Land’s book which can be signed at the event.

About Interval House

Founded in 1977, Interval House is Connecticut’s largest agency dedicated to preventing and breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Through direct, lifesaving services for victims in 24 cities and towns east and west of the Connecticut River, Interval House has made a positive difference in the lives of nearly 250,000 women and children who have suffered psychological and physical abuse from a domestic or intimate partner. 24 hour helpline: (888) 774-2900. To support: www.intervalhousect.org/donate.

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