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City on the Edge: Ypsilanti, African Americans and the World of Work

Dr. Alford A. Young, Jr.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00-7:00 PM
Forum Hall Palmer Commons Map
Join us as Dr. Alford A. Young, Jr. (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy [by courtesy] at the University of Michigan) explores the themes of his research captured in his latest book, From the Edge of the Ghetto: African Americans and the World of Work. His extensive interviews with the low-income African American community in Ypsilanti bring new insights about perceptions of and preparation for the future of work outside of the major cities and middle to upper-class society. Moderated by Darienne Driver Hudson (President & CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan), this event will include a brief interview with Dr. Young followed by a panel discussion with Dr. H. Luke Shaefer (Professor of Public Policy and Social Work & Director of Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan) and Gregory Dill (County Administrator, Washtenaw County).

The book will be available for sale in the atrium on the 4th floor (cash or check only); light refreshments will be available after the event. RSVPs through the provided link on this page are encouraged but not required to attend.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Social Solutions, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the National Center for Institutional Diversity. Visitor and U-M parking is available at the Palmer Drive Parking Structure adjacent to Palmer Commons at the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and Palmer Drive. Elevators and accessible seating are available, and food will be available for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free needs. Please contact the event organizers if you would like any additional accommodations or have any questions to ensure your attendance at this event.
Building: Palmer Commons
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: African American, american culture, Center For Social Solutions, Diversity, Future Of Work, Local Issues, Research, Social Sciences, Sociology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Social Solutions, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, National Center for Institutional Diversity, Department of Sociology