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Where Have All the Towers Gone? Race, Housing, and Redevelopment in American Cities

Date and time: 
March 9, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 

Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota - West Bank Campus

As a big-city mayor, U.S. Senator, and Vice President Hubert Humphrey knew well the patterns of racial segregation and discrimination that shaped American cities. For many years, the United States has pursued an anti-poverty strategy that acknowledges the damaging effects of segregation, attempts to reduce intense concentrations of poverty, and focuses on releasing families from the segregated, high-poverty environments. Professor Ed Goetz, director of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), will discuss how progressive concerns about segregation and the life chances of the poor evolved into programs and policies that forcibly displace and disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at http://towersgone.eventbrite.com/.