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Detroit-area experts discuss gentrification

Contact: Morgan Sherburne,
Detroit-area experts discuss gentrification

DATE: 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2017

EVENT: “Examining the effects of gentrification”

Gentrification is an important focus of social science inquiry that affects many communities across the country—including that of the Detroit area. The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research is inviting the community to a panel discussion of gentrification for its January 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. Panelists will discuss how gentrification maintains and deepens inequities—both racial and socioeconomic—particularly with regard to unequal access to high quality education. Kesha Moore, associate professor of sociology at Drew University and U-M alumna will moderate the panel.

Panelists include:

  • Tam Perry, assistant professor of social work at Wayne State University and faculty associate at ISR’s Research Center for Group Dynamics
  • Saundra Little, architect and founding partner of Centric Design Studio
  • Shayna Brown, U-M Penny Stamps School of Art and Design alumna
  • Lydia Wileden, U-M graduate student in sociology, public policy and ISR’s Population Studies Center

PLACE: Institute for Social Research, 426 Thompson St., Room 1430, Ann Arbor

SPONSOR: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Release courtesy of Michigan News.