The Center on Race and Social Problems has taken the lead in identifying Race, Ethnicity and Poverty (REAP) Centers (academically-based organizations having race, ethnicity, and poverty as their major focus). The goal is to find ways to work together on common issues such as funding streams, organizational structure and research.
2014 REAP Summit
Researchers and directors from across the country gathered for the second summit of Race, Ethinicity, and Poverty (REAP) centers held at the Center on Race and Social Problems on June 5 and 6, 2014.
Attendees spent the first evening of the summit at a reception hosted by Larry Davis, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Dean and Director of the Center on Race and Social Problems, who founded REAP in 2013. The reception gave the attendees an opportunity to meet and mingle with REAP directors and University of Pittsburgh faculty and administrators.
Participants expressed enthusiasm for the chance to meet with other centers.
2013 REAP Summit
On June 6-7, 2013, the University of Pittsburgh's Center on Race and Social Problems hosted a summit of Race, Ethnicity and Poverty Centers. The summit aimed to identify and locate existing REAP centers, determine what these centers do and how they function as research entities, and create opportunities for future collaboration among centers.
The event began with a reception at the home of Dr. Davis where many of those in attendance found they were familiar with one another’s research but had never met face-to-face.
The event brought together researchers and practitioners from Arizona, California, Michigan, Texas, North Carolina, Washington D.C., and Massachusetts--to name a few.
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