Nickel and Dimed
Artist: Barbara Ehrenrich
Date of Action: May, 2012
Region: North America
Location: Easton, PA
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
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.