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A Symposium On Equity and Race in a
Democratic Society

Five decades after the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education court decision and four decades after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, the nation continues to revisit the social problems underscored in these efforts, the inequality within communities and schools, and the inequities in private and public institutions serving minority and poor children and families.

On October 28-29, GSE will convene Equity and Race in a Democratic Society, a symposium that will focus on these persistent issues.

President Amy Gutmann will introduce the public panel session Representations of Race in the Media, on October 28, at 5 p.m. in the Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Featured speakers in this session will be GSE Dean Susan Fuhrman, Dean of the Annenberg School of Communication Michael Delli Carpini, NBC Dateline Producer Aretha Marshall, Annenberg Professor Oscar Gandy, Princeton University Professor of Politics Martin Gilens, and North Carolina State Professor of Communications Robert Entman.

In two days of panel discussions and informal conversations, participants will share their experience in creating and managing K-12 schools and explore the questions that face universities as they work with their community to create successful public schools.

Other highlights of the event include: The (In)Significance of Race in a Post-Brown, Post-Civil Rights Era, a panel discussion featuring Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology Tukufu Zuberi, and  GSE Associate Professor Vivian Gadsden.

 Among the other topics addressed will be access and opportunity in higher education, the persistence of the achievement gap, schooling and school reform, and race, equity and religion.  Information is available at www.gse.upenn.edu/brown.

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 9, October 26, 2004

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October 26, 2004
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