Upcoming Symposium: Still the ‘Black Mecca’? Race, Social Inequality, &; Urban Displacement in 21st-Century Atlanta

On Wednesday, November 9, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Georgia State University Law School, the Atlanta Studies Network is co-sponsoring the public symposium “Still the ‘Black Mecca’? Race, Social Inequality, & Urban Displacement in 21st-Century Atlanta” which has been arranged by the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University in conjunction with the Facing Race Local Host Committee, Georgia State University Department of Sociology, Clark Atlanta University Department of Sociology and Criminology, Candler School of Theology Moral Leadership Program at Emory University, Georgia State University Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies, and Georgia State University Urban Studies Institute.

Organized in partnership with the National Facing Race Conference (to be held in Atlanta, November 10–12), three goals are at the center of this symposium:

  1. to showcase research initiatives of area universities concerning the vectors of structural racism in the greater metropolitan area;
  2. to critically examine and uplift political, cultural, and economic solutions with viable potential to advance racial justice locally; and
  3. to connect local and national scholar-activists, academics, grassroots leaders, policy-makers, and students as collaborators in justice-oriented transformation.

For more information about the symposium, including an in-depth agenda with session descriptions and a list of featured speakers, as well as details on the location and parking please visit the official symposium website, raceinatl.com.

This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is required. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/still-the-black-mecca-race-in-atlanta-symposium-tickets-27795792965?ref=ebtnebregn.