ERIC Number: ED404415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-19
Reference Count: N/A
Theories and Realities: A Symposium on Race and Poverty. Proceedings (Chicago, IL, January 19, 1994).
AT&T Communications, Inc., New York, NY.; Chicago Urban League, IL.
In January 1994, the Chicago Urban League (Illinois) brought together 11 of Chicago's leading scholars and community leaders for a discussion of the intersection of race and poverty. Nearly 300 people attended the symposium. The tone of the opening panel,"Racial/Ethnic Community Structures and the Making of Public Policy," was set by remarks by Paul Kleppner, who questioned whether people in Chicago have learned enough from their past to create consensus around public policy issues. Policy making issues were discussed by the four panel participants: Sokoni Karanja, Bernarda Wong, Jean Mayer, and Migdalia Rivera. The discussions of this panel made it clear that broad generalizations about any single group are made at great risk. The second panel, "Structure of Racial Segregation and Poverty," brought together the scholars William J. Wilson and Douglas S. Massey with radio host John D. Calloway to discuss segregation as a fundamentally divisive force in American urban life. The final panel, moderated by Kenneth Smith, brought together sociology professor Aldon Morris and business executive James O'Connor for a discussion of the future of policy making and the need for change. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AT&T Communications, Inc., New York, NY.; Chicago Urban League, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)