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City on the Edge: Ypsilanti, African Americans and the World of Work
Join us as Dr. Alford A. Young, Jr. (University of Michigan) explores the themes of his research captured in his latest book, 'From the Edge of the Ghetto: African Americans and the World of Work.' His extensive interviews with the low-income African American community in Ypsilanti bring new insights about perceptions of and preparation for the future of work outside of the major cities and middle to upper-class society.

This event will include a brief interview with Dr. Young conducted by Dr. Earl Lewis, and a panel discussion with Dr. H. Luke Shaefer, and Derrick Jackson, moderated by Dr. Carla O'Connor.

About the panelists:

Dr. Young is the Edgar G. Epps Collegiate Professor of Sociology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy [by courtesy] at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Lewis is the Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies and Public Policy & Director of the Center for Social Solutions, University of Michigan.

Dr. Shaefer is the Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and Director of Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan.

Derrick Jackson, MSW, is the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Director of Community Engagement.

Dr. O'Connor is the Director of Wolverine Pathways, a Professor of Education, and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan.

This session will feature an audience Q&A segment. We encourage you to purchase the book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, IBSN-13 9780742570115. Print and digital versions are available.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Solutions, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and the Ann Arbor YMCA.

Nov 12, 2020 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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