Center on Race and Social Problems

Fall 2017 Speaker Series Announced

With generous support from Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC, CRSP is pleased to announce our upcoming Fall 2017 Speaker Series.

All lectures last from 12:00pm to 1:30pm and are open to the public.

Lunch is provided and admission is free, however, CRSP welcomes your donation of a nonperishable item to support communities in need.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Toxic Inequality

Tom Shapiro, Ph.D., Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Parental human-capital, low skilled jobs, and racial disparities in child poverty in immigrant families.

Kevin Thomas, Ph.D., Sociology, Demography, and African Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Thursday, November 2, 2017

“Navigating Schools Inequality: How Parents Pursue Magnet School Admissions.”

Littisha Bates, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnati.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Race and Multipartner Family Dynamics"

Karen Guzzo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Bowling Green State University.

These talks provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest.

We are very happy to have the support of Pittsburgh law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC for the Fall Speaker Series. Where many other similar institutions might have shied away from the highly-charged topics with which we engage, Reed Smith LLP and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC have sponsored the speaker series since September 2004. We thank these firms for recognizing the importance of race in our society, the necessity of developing real-world solutions to our country's defining social problem and the value of sharing knowledge and engaging in dialogue on the issues before us.

Lunch is provided; registration is not required.

All lectures are from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the School of Social Work Conference Center: Room 2017 of the Cathedral of Learning; 4200 Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh. 

Please contact Center Administrative Assistant Marita Johnson (412-624-7382) with any questions.