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GCPE Lecture Series: 400 Years of Inequality

February 8, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment
Spring 2019 Lecture Series: From Inequality to a Just Future

“400 Years of Inequality”

Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health at Parsons leads a panel on “400 Years of Inequality 1619-2019.” Other panelists include Molly Rose Kaufman, Robert Sember, and Ashley Bernal.

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The nation is at a crossroads. Political conditions in Washington and Albany have shifted yet again. This moment in our history feels as fraught as ever, with the potential for long-term progressive change tantalizingly close, yet still facing significant obstacles: hate, xenophobia, and a spate of “isms.” What visions have emerged to solidify progress and secure an equitable, just, and sustainable planet?

The Spring 2019 Lecture Series “From Inequality to a Just Future,” will examine the history of inequality and injustice in the United States to reveal how we can best organize and plan to redress those inequities. Together with thought leaders, activists, and advocates, we will discuss and debate: How has structural inequality manifested itself in the United States? What are some strategies to dismantle systemic racism? How are progressive movements responding to the changes in Washington and Albany and in our communities? What are the social, economic, environmental, and climate justice strategies for transformation in the near future and over the long-term?

The GCPE lecture series is moderated and curated by Eddie Bautista, Executive Director, NYCEJA and Ronald Shiffman, Professor Emeritus, Pratt Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment.

The series is sponsored by the Pratt Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.