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Planning in a "Post-Racial" Society

Friday, November 1, 2013
12:00 AM
Stern Auditorium UMMA

New Directions and Challenges

As the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights act of 1964 approaches, many have questioned whether the U.S. has entered a post-racial era. While some racial progress has been made, conditions suggest the post-racial tag is premature: violence, high unemployment, and low graduation rates particularly afflict people living in communities of color in cities across the country.

U-M faculty and guest speakers will include: 

Lisa Bates, Portland State University
Teresa Cordova, University of Illinois-Chicago
Harley Etienne, University of Michigan
Malik Goodwin, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Joseph Grengs, University of Michigan
Clara Irazabal, Columbia University
June Manning Thomas, University of Michigan
Catherine L. Ross, Georgie Institute of Technology
Leonie Sandercock, University of British Columbia
Sigmund Shipp, Hunter College/CUNY
Conan Smith, Suburbs Alliance, Inc.
Betsy Sweet, Temple University
Henry Louis Taylor Jr., University at Buffalo-SUNY
Karen Umemoto, University of Hawaii at Manoa