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john powell and Noliwe Rooks: Race, Higher Education & Social Justice - 2015 Henry Cohen Lecture Series

john powell and Noliwe Rooks: Race, Higher Education & Social Justice - 2015 Henry Cohen Lecture Series

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
General Public 

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The Henry Cohen Lecture Series on Public Policy in Action continues with:

john powell, Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California at Berkeley

Noliwe Rooks, Director of Graduate Studies in Africana Studies, Cornell University

The 2015 Henry Cohen Lecture Series, Public Policy in Action, is devoted to advancing social equity in America.  The series examines how public policy serves as a vehicle to advance economic and social inclusion in the context of evolving demographic, economic, and political shifts in America. This series serves as a catalyst for the continuing dialog on the state of social justice in America.

The series includes Van Jones, President and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, speaking on Rebuilding the Dream: Framing Civil Rights for the 21st Century (February 9), Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, “Changing Demographics and the Economic Imperative” (March 2); john powell, Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California at Berkeley, and Noliwe Rooks, Director of Graduate Studies in Africana Studies, Cornell University “Race, Higher Education & Social Justice” (March 9); Sam Myers, Jr., Director and Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota on "Racial Disparities and the Criminal Justice System: What Have We Learned?" (March 30); Ben Jealous, Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact, and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Former CEO, Green for All, “The New Civil Rights Agenda” (April 27).

Join the conversation on social media!  #PolicyForJustice

The series is hosted by Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban PolicyCenter for New York City Affairs, and Tishman Environment and Design Center.

This event is free to attend, but you must register.



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