Nickel and Dimed

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Artist: Barbara Ehrenrich

Year: 2012

Date of Action: May, 2012

Region: North America

Location: Easton, PA

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies: Local Townsperson

Description of Artwork: "Nickel and Dimed" is a piece of gonzo journalism in which one woman reports her experience as an unskilled low-wage worker in cities across the nation.

The Incident: One Easton resident asked for the removal of Ehrenrich's book from the high school's 11th grade Civics Curriculum, citing that the work promoted socialism.

Results of Incident: NCAC sent a letter to the Easton Board of Education. The book remains on the high school reading lists.

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