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Virginia Union Center for the Study of the Urban Child Presents Noted Scholar of Urban Inequality

4/2/2013

Virginia Union Center for the Study of the Urban Child
Presents Noted Scholar of Urban Inequality


     (Richmond, VA)  –  Dr. Elijah Anderson, one of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers, will present “Emmett and Trayvon: a Tale of Two Black Boys” on the campus of Virginia Union University on April 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.  The presentation will be held in the first floor conference room of the Richmond Police Training Academy located on the Virginia Union campus at 1202 W. Graham Road.  Later the same day at 7:00 p.m. in the L. Douglas Wilder Library Lecture Hall, Dr. Anderson will present a discussion entitled “The Cosmopolitan Canopy.”  

     Dr. Anderson is the William K. Lanman Professor of Sociology at Yale University.  He has written and edited numerous publications on the black experience, including Code of the Street:  Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City; Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community; and A Place on the Corner:  A Study of Black Street Corner Men.  

     In addition to his numerous literary awards, Dr. Anderson has won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and has served as a consultant to a variety of government agencies, including the White House, the United States Congress, the National Academy of Science and the National Science Foundation.

     The event is hosted by Virginia Union University’s Center for the Study of the Urban Child.  The Center’s mission is to help translate research into actionable knowledge by articulating best practices; conducting and disseminating research; evaluating, revising, and establishing policy; and promoting education in the area of the urban environment and its impact on the developing child.

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