Monday, October 27, 2008, 8:00pm
Samuel J. LeFrak Lecture
Architecture Building Auditorium
This year's Samuel J. LeFrak Lecture will be delivered by Professor john a. powell, Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University and Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the University's Moritz College of Law. William E. Kirwan, Chancellor of the University Systems of Maryland, will deliver the opening remarks and introduce Professor powell.
In this lecture, Professor powell will discuss structural dynamics that create and reinforce barriers to opportunity for African Americans and other people of color in critical life domains including education and housing. He will illuminate the concept of "linked fate"—how the consequences of racial inequality impact everyone, not just people of color. He will also examine the need for transformative change in the way we talk about, think about, and act on race in order to restore democratic ideals and create a society that is fair and just for all people.
Following up on the issues discussed in Monday night's lecture, Professor powell will host a seminar on Tuesday, October 28 at 10:30am in the Architecture Building, Conference Room #1213. A light lunch will follow the seminar.
The Samuel J. LeFrak Lectureship is supported by a generous grant from The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Foundation and sponsored by the Urban Studies & Planning Program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.