April 9 - 10
Presenter: Dr. Mindy Fullilove
Title: Reflections on 400 years of inequalityAbstract: 2019 will mark the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of Africans in Jamestown, to be sold into bondage. The creation of chattel slavery had many evil consequences, among them the enshrinement of inequality in law, custom and the Constitution. This talk will reflect on the costs of inequality, and the call for the US to prepare for and observe 2019 as the anniversary of Jamestown. For more informaiton visit: 400yearsofinequality.org
Author Bio: Mindy Thompson Fullilove is a professor of urban policy and health at The New School. She is a board-certified psychiatrist, having received her training at New York Hospital-Westchester Division (1978-1981) and Montefiore Hospital (1981-1982). She has studied epidemics of poor communities, as well as ways to repair them. From her research she has published over 100 articles and as well as six books. The most recent is Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities. She has received many awards for her work including two honorary doctorates and election to honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects.
Seminar info: Participation in the seminar is free, but space is limited. Please email email@example.com to RSVP. The seminar will focus on Hillscapes: a Scrapbook. Please have this read before attending the seminar. Optional readings include: Root Shock and the Root Shock Comicbook. Here is also a video created by a student of Dr. Fullilove.