schedule of events
  • 1 p.m.  Welcoming Remarks
    Wendell E. Pritchett, Chancellor, Rutgers–Camden; The Honorable Dana Redd, Mayor, City of Camden 
  • 1:10 to 2:25 p.m. Panel I: How Did We Get Here?
    Howard Gillette, Professor Emeritus of History, Rutgers–Camden:  “The Historical Roots of Contemporary Poverty in Camden” 

    Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Urban Research and Education, Rutgers–Camden:  “Inequality, Segregation, and Concentration of Poverty in the Camden Region” 

    Robin Stevens, Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies, Rutgers–Camden:  “Third Places:  The Influence of Physical, Social, and Digital Environments on Risk-taking Among Youth in Camden.”
  • 2:35 to 3:50 p.m. Panel II:  Achieving Regional Equity
    Douglas Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University:  “Forty Years after Mount Laurel: New Findings on the Effects of Affordable Housing” 

    Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow/Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution:  “Restoring Vitality to America's Distressed Cities and Neighborhoods”

    Myron Orfield, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunitiy, University of Minnesota: Title TBA

  • 4 to 5 p.m. Keynote Address 
    William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor and Director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program, Harvard University 
    “The Challenge of Camden, the Challenge for America”
    Introduction by Wendell Pritchett
  • 5 p.m.  Reception in honor of William Julius Wilson.

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