Please join us on Tuesday, March 12 to hear Emily Auerbach, Professor of English and Director of the UW Odyssey Project present From Poverty to Power: The Multi-Generational Impact of the UW Odyssey Project
Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon. Please register by Thursday, March 7.
“The Odyssey Project helped me unwrap my gifts and rewrite the story of my life,” commented one single parent. How can an award-winning humanities course help break a cycle of poverty not only for adult students in the classroom but also for their families and communities? Eloquent graduates of Odyssey will join Emily Auerbach at the podium to share their journeys of transformation.
Emily Auerbach is an award-winning English Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She serves as Project Director of the UW Odyssey Project, a free, life-changing college humanities course for low-income adults. In addition, Emily Auerbach is co-host of University of the Air, a one-hour program broadcast statewide on Wisconsin Public Radio on Sundays from 4-5 PM featuring interviews with faculty in a variety of disciplines. She created the “Courage to Write” series of radio documentaries and written guides on women writers and published a book on Jane Austen called Searching for Jane Austen.
Emily has received numerous teaching, broadcasting, arts, and humanitarian awards for her work, including a national award for promoting campus access and diversity.