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Episode 2: Systemic Racism & Poverty – Wednesday, October 28th

“Systemic Racism & Poverty” is the second virtual program in the AASWSW’s webinar series on systemic racism. An examination of the wealth and income dynamics in the US reveals staggering disparity between black and white households; the median net worth for a white family is nearly 10 times higher than that for black families. This webinar will use an interview format to explore how systemic racism has created such inequality and the over-representation of black families struggling with poverty. Historical foundations, contemporary reinforcing structures, and potential solutions will be discussed.
Featured Speakers:
Larry E. Davis, PhD, Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, Executive Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research; Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Mark R. Rank, PhD, Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Shaun M. Eack, PhD, James and Noel Browne Endowed Chair & Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh.

This event is presented by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Center on Race and Social Problems, and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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