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Interval House to Host ‘Maid’ Author at Event in West Hartford

Stephanie Land. Courtesy photo

Interval House will host an evening with bestselling author and economic justice advocate Stephanie Land, author of ‘Maid,’ at the University of Saint Joseph 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. in the Bruyette Athenaeum, on the campus of Saint Joseph University, 1678 Asylum Avenue in West Hartford, CT.

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

At age 28, Land’s dream of attending college and becoming a writer is deferred when she and her 7-month-old must move into a homeless shelter, fleeing a violent home and lacking any form of reliable safety net. She begins the bureaucratic nightmare of applying for food stamps and subsidized housing and starts cleaning houses for $9/hour.

Land has also authored several articles about poverty in the United States. She writes about economic and social justice, domestic abuse, 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 outlets. A writing fellow at the Center for Community Change, Land has 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 make an additional $25 donation to Interval House and redeem a copy of Land’s book that can be signed at the event.

About Interval House

Founded in 1977, Interval House is the largest agency in the state of Connecticut dedicated to preventing and breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Through direct and life-saving services for victims in 24 towns and cities both 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 experienced psychological and physical abuse at the hand of a domestic or intimate partner. 24-Hour Hotline: (888) 774-2900. To support: www.intervalhousect.org/donate.

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