Media Advisory: Joseph E. Stiglitz to Discuss Race and Inequality in Trump’s America
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Joseph E. Stiglitz to Discuss Race and Inequality in Trump’s America
The event commemorates the Kerner Commission
WHAT: Public Forum to discuss Race and Inequality in Trump’s America.
WHO: Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate (2001), and University Professor, Columbia University
Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark, New Jersey
Shawn Dove, CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Heather Ann Thompson, Winner of 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History for her work Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
WHEN: Friday, April 20th 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
DETAILS: This year marks the 50th year anniversary of the publication of the Kerner Report, famous for declaring “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one white, one black, separate and unequal.” The anniversary of the Kerner Report presents an opportunity to call attention to the issues such as inequality of income, racism and ethnic discrimination, education, public safety and the police, sentencing and the prison-industrial complex.
This event follows the launch of Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Commission, a Fiftieth Anniversary Kerner Report Update published by the Eisenhower Foundation which will act as jumping off-point for a larger discourse on racial inequality.
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