Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Advancing Structural Equality

Action for a Better Community & The Rochester Initiative for Structural Equality Coalition (R.I.S.E.) presents:

Advancing Structural Equality

Thursday, August 26

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

RIT Conference Center

5257 W. Henrietta Road

Cost: $15

*Includes a continental breakfast and lunch

Registration Deadline:
August 16, 2010

To register:
ABC, Inc.
Attn:Tanya Thurman
550 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
(t) 585-325-5116 ext. 4104
(f) 585-325-5721

What is Structural Equality?

Structural equality explores the causes of the enormous racial disparities that exist in income, wealth, education, housing, judicial system, employment, and crime throughout our society. The lens of structural racism points out the interrelated nature of issues. For example, for persistent poverty, inadequate housing and a weak local economy result in a low tax base which leads to poor schools that do not prepare people for the workplace adequately and thus they cannot make a livable wage in this economy. Using the structural racism lens helps explain why siloed approaches to reducing poverty may not reach the goals we desire.

Guest Speakers Include:

Professor john a. powell is the Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University.

Mary Virtue is the Program Director for the Racial Equality and Economic Security Project of the national Community Action Partnership.

I’ve heard john a. powell speak and have read some of his work. He provides critical insight into the causes and solutions to racial and ethnic disparities and hierarchies. This should be an excellent conference.

Jon Greenbaum, Community Builder
Community Building in Action
Office (585) 325-7550
Cell (585) 303-2110

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