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Anchorage Chamber 'Make it Monday' forum: David Shipler 'The Working Poor in Alaska'


WHO:         Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

WHAT:      "Make it Monday" forum

David Shipler, Pulitzer-prize winning author of the national best seller The Working Poor: Invisible in America, will present on his nationwide research about low-wage workers and the issues they bring to the workplace.

Shipler will also discuss soft skills versus hard skills and how economic hardship brings unique challenges to workplace relationships, and how employers can handle the demands.

NOTE: This event is at the Egan Center

WHEN:      Monday, Sept. 24, Noon to 1 p.m.

WHERE:    Egan Center, La Perouse Room

About the Speaker:

David K. Shipler (born December 3, 1942) is an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1987 for Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land. He also wrote the book The Working Poor: Invisible in America.

Born in Chatham, New Jersey,  he is an alumnus of Dartmouth College and served on the college's board of trustees from 1993 to 2003.

As a journalist for the New York Times he was their correspondent in Moscow and then Israel.

At the end of his period in Israel he was reprimanded by the director of the Israeli government's press office for breaking military censorship rules; publishing a report about a bus hijacking after which two captured hijackers were killed.

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