UC Forum: A Place of Poverty— America’s New Suburbia
- Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, noon to 1 p.m.
- Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., Lawrence
- Age limit: All ages
Presentation by Jennifer Hamer, Professor, American Studies and African and African American Studies
The face of poverty in the U.S. is changing. It is increasingly concentrated in the nation’s suburbs. Nowhere is this more evident than in East St. Louis, Illinois. This conversation is about the lives of its mostly African American residents, what has happened since industry abandoned the city, and what it may foretell for the future of suburban America.
((The University-Community forum (Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00) has been bringing together the KU and Lawrence communities since the 1940s. It is a series of presentations by faculty, students and community members to educate and facilitate dialogue on ideas and events that shape our society. Presentation from noon-1pm. Optional Lunch served at 11:30 am ($6.50 adults, $3.50 students))