The Social Science Tavern presents Dr. Elisabeth Sheff this coming Friday, May 22 speaking on how to be an effective ally against racism by using white privilege against itself. Please join us in the Eagle’s Nest room at Manuel’s Tavern at 7 pm to order food and drinks and 7:30 for the presentation and discussion.
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Please join us on June 10 (7pm for food, 7:30 for presentation) Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta for Dr. Regine Jackson’s discussion of the ways in which race shapes the residential patterns in Atlanta.
In this presentation, Dr. Regine Jackson (Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Agnes Scott College) explains some of the demographic changes that the Atlanta metropolitan area has undergone in the last 40 years. She challenges the idea that the incorporation of immigrants and new ethnic groups has dismantled the black-white dichotomy that once characterized the “old South.” Using data from the U.S. Census and field research with Caribbean and African immigrants, Dr. Jackson argues that while many new immigrants have diversified predominantly white suburbs, for blacks – regardless of ancestry – residential settlement and business location continue to be structured by race. The presentation hopes to raise questions about enduring patterns of segregation, spatial inequality and the meaning of diversity in the “post-racial” South.
My newest book, Stories from the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families is going to the printers soon, and I wanted to give you all a sneak peek at the cover. Thanks to Tikva Wolf, creator of Kimchi Cuddles, for illustrating the cover and multiple comics within the book. Extra geek points to whomever can spot the hidden message on the cover :)
Unfortunately Regine Jackson, our esteemed speaker designated for tomorrow night, is ill and will not be able to speak to the Tavern this week. Please watch this space for more information about when it will be rescheduled.