Friday, May 6th: Race and America’s Future

Countdown to 2050: Race and America’s Future
Wollman Hall at The New School (66 West 12th St., 5th Fl., Manhattan)
6:30pm
Free, RSVP required: nyevent@policylink.org

By 2050, people of color will constitute the majority in the United States. But even as the face of the nation changes, racial inequality remains stark. More than one quarter of young black men fail to graduate from high school. Nearly a third of all black, Latino, and Southeast Asian-American children live in poverty.

In this panel, Angela Glover Blackwell and Manuel Pastor, authors of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future (W.W. Norton, 2010), discuss the challenges of overcoming such inequities in the United States in planning for the future. Joined by moderator Tracyann Williams, a professor of cultural studies and humanities at The New School, the authors present a blueprint for the future—one that is built from the ground up, characterized by equity and fairness, and achieved through bold and visionary leadership.