Sep 28, 2012 10:30 AM
End: Sep 28, 2012 2:30 PM
Hosted By: The Century Foundation
Location: The Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC
Since it was first published in 1987, William Julius Wilson’s The Truly Disadvantaged has had an enormous impact on the way Americans understand and respond to the problems of racially and economically isolated inner-city neighborhoods. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the book’s publication, The Century Foundation will host a symposium featuring Dr. Wilson and a roster of experts from the fields or urban poverty, urban inequality, and race relations to reflect on how the nature of concentrated poverty has changed and whether the response of the policy community has been sufficient to the challenges posed.
Confirmed participants include William Julius Wilson, Clarence Page, Claudio Sanchez, Stefanie Deluca, Kathryn Edin, Paul Jargowsky, Richard Kahlenberg, Michael Lomax, Douglas Massey, David Rusk, and Robert Sampson.
Founded in 1919, The Century Foundation (TCF) is a progressive nonpartisan think tank. TCF
issues analyses and convenes and promotes the best thinkers and thinking across a range of public
policy questions. Its work focuses on issues of equity and opportunity in the United States, and how
American values can be best sustained and advanced in a world of more diffuse power.