Topic, "Poor and Homeless in Florida"

Hi. This month we will have a fascinating discussion at our Cafe Sci at 7PM on Wednesday 5 December, at Taste, in College Park.

A place like Orlando, Florida is not transformed from swampland to sprawling metropolis through Peter Pan-like flights of fancy, but through theme-park expansions requiring developmental schemes that are tough-minded and often worsen relationships between the wealthy and the poor. Dr. Wright will be summarizing the main themes and points of his new book, Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State: Down and Out in Theme Park Nation. The homeless arrive with their own hopes and illusions, which are soon shattered. James D. Wright is an author, educator, and the Provost's Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at UCF.


717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States

Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking. One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.

From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection, you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on the street or behind Taste.

January 2013 Cafe is one week later

Though we have cafes on the same day of the month for several years, the first Wednesday of January 2013 is the day after New Year's Day, and we will instead meet a week later, on January 9.