City on the Edge – Ann Arbor YMCA Cosponsored Webinar by Dr. Alford A. Young Jr.

By November 9, 2020News & Events

Join Ann Arbor YMCA Board Member Dr. Alford A. Young, Jr. (Edgar G. Epps Collegiate Professor of Sociology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan) explores the themes of his research captured in his latest book, From the Edge of the Ghetto: African Americans and the World of Work. His extensive interviews with the low-income African American community in Ypsilanti bring new insights about perceptions of and preparation for the future of work outside of the major cities and middle to upper-class society.

This event will include a brief interview with Dr. Young conducted by Dr. Earl Lewis, and a panel discussion with Dr. H. Luke Shaefer, and Derrick Jackson (Ann Arbor YMCA Board Member), moderated by Dr. Carla O’Connor.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Social Solutions, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and the Ann Arbor YMCA.

This webinar will take place on Friday, November 12, 2020, at 6:00 PM ET.

Free registration (and more information) is here.