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Presented By: LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

City on the Edge: Ypsilanti, African Americans and the World of Work

Dr. Alford A. Young, Jr.

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Dr. Alford Young, Jr. (Edgar G. Epps Collegiate Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy [by courtesy], University of Michigan) will explore his research captured in his latest book From the Edge of the Ghetto on the low-income African American community of Ypsilanti. This event will include a brief interview with Dr. Young followed by a panel discussion.

The event will cover topics such as: what the future of work and the African American experience looks like outside of large cities; how minorities and those in poverty perceive their employment opportunities; how Michigan communities are preparing for a shifting economy; the gender divide in the working class: who’s better prepared to cope in the short term; and how to think beyond the work ethic as solely personal responsibility and dedication.


Dr. H. Luke Shaefer, Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, Professor of Public Policy and Social Work & Director of Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan

Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement, Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office


Dr. Carla O'Connor, Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Education, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, and Director, Wolverine Pathways

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