The University of Rhode Island/Feinstein Campus is again producing a series of forums around topics having to do with Urban America called UrbanScape. I have been asked to help formulate and moderate the two scheduled for this spring, examining the opportunities and challenges of urban life.
The first upcoming forum, Whose City? Reproducing Class, Race and Gender Inequalities in Providence and in Cities Around the World takes place March 26th at URI’s Feinstein Providence campus in downtown Providence.
The featured speaker is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Jordan T. Camp. He has been a Visiting Scholar in the Institute of American Cultures and Bunche Center for African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Michael Fine – Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health
Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz – PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island
Barbara Kalil - Member of the RI Homeless Advocacy Project
Akin Ladele - AS220 Youth Artist who brings a youthful viewpoint on navigating across city borders from his skateboard
It should be a wonderful evening of community discussion around community and our urban environment. I hope you all can join!
- Marc Levitt, Host & Co-Executive Producer