Respect and the City: Race, Class, and Development

Thursday 13 September, 2012
8:30 - 10:30am, $0/Rsvp

New School, Lang Community Center
55 West 13 Street, Arnhold Hall, Floor Two

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Detroit and New York are both iconic American cities with long histories of tension at the intersections of race and class, labor and capital. In tough economic times, competition for resources and power can be fierce. How do groups demand respect and gain economic influence? How have these tensions shaped urban America in recent decades–and why have these two cities followed such different paths out of the era of industrial decline and the rise of globalization?

Remarks from:

George Galster, author, Driving Detroit, and professor of urban affairs, Wayne State University

Followed by a conversation with:

Peter Eisinger,
Henry Cohen Professor, Milano School for International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School

Carol O'Cleireacain, senior fellow, Brookings Institution

Ademola Oyefaso, political and legislative director, The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW, CLC

Attendance is free but you must reserve a seat.
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