Lake Land College will host Michael Gillespie, assistant professor of Sociology at Eastern Illinois University, on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 1 – 2 p.m. Gillespie will present “The Geography of Poverty and Hunger: The Case in East Central Illinois” in the Lake Land College theater.
Topics of discussion include:
- How statistics and social policies can be used to better understand the percent of the population that is poor and food insecure.
- Data description and GIS mapping in different areas of Coles County.
- How the presentation of statistics can help individuals to understand the east central Illinois region, more specifically Coles County.
- The process of collecting, analyzing, and using statistics for advocacy and applied work.
This event is free and open to the public. For more details, contact Stephanie Medley-Rath, Lake Land College sociology instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org.