Planning in a "Post-Racial" Society


Nov
01
2013

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  • Host Department: American Culture
  • Date: 11/01/2013
  • Time: 09:00AM - 08:00PM

  • Location: Stern Auditorium UMMA

  • Description:

    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