Class Matters: Race, Labor, and Public Policy in Contemporary America

Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
2010-2011 Lecture Series
Coordinated by Claudrena Harold


August 25, 5:00 PM

Five Years after the Storm: The Politics of ‘Rebuilding’ in a Post-Katrina World
Auditorium, Harrison Institute/Small Collections Library

Lisa Bates, Portland State University (Urban Studies and Planning), Michael Ralph, New York University (Department of Social and Cultural Analysis)

*This event is co-sponsored by the UVA Haiti Working Group

September 22, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Living Wage 101: The University as a Key Battleground in the Global Struggle or Economic Justice
Newcomb, South Meeting Room

Susan Fraiman, University of Virginia (English), Grace Hale, University of Virginia (History)

September 30, TBA

Career and Educational Opportunities in Public Policy for Underrepresented Minorities (Workshop)

Patrice Grimes, University of Virginia (Curry School of Education) Marques Richeson, Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, and author of “SEX, DRUGS, AND . . .RACE-TO-CASTRATE: A BLACK BOX WARNING OF CHEMICAL CASTRATION’S POTENTIAL RACIAL SIDE EFFECTS,” Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal, 2009.

October 14, 5:00 PM

The Living Wage Issue and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Auditorium, Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections

Risa Gulaboff, University of Virginia (School of Law), Paul Sonn, Co-Legal Director of the National Employment Law Project Dorian Warren, Columbia University (Politics, Public and International Affairs, Institute for Research in African-American Studies)

November 3, TBA

No Recovery in Sight: The Current State of the Black Middle-Class

Mildred Robinson, University of Virginia (School of Law)

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