Race and Class: A Necessary Dialogue

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Thu. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Hosted by: UVa Dialogue Across Grounds


Lisa Goff (Shantytown, USA), Brooke Obie (Book of Addis), and Lawrence Ross (Blackballed) discuss race and class in America, offering perspectives from fiction, policy and politics, and history, and encouraging thoughtful dialogue on these topics within our community.

Why should you attend?

“Goff’s book excavates the untold history of American shantytowns from the 1820s to the present, providing a vivid look at an easily overlooked yet omnipresent American urban phenomenon. Her engaging work reveals much about the working poor, urban growth, and changing ideas about public space.”—William A. Gleason, author of Sites Unseen

“[Book of Addis] is a brilliant piece of work.” ─Susan Cheever, award-winning/best-selling author, Drinking in America: Our Secret History

Blackballed makes a sorely needed contribution to the literature on race and higher education. This carefully researched and beautifully written text serves as a sobering reminder that “Post-Racial America” remains a myth.”―Marc Lamont Hill, Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies, Morehouse College