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CURE receives 2016-2017 Conference and Symposium Funding Grant!!

We are thrilled to announce that we received funding for our proposed conference “Urban Policy at the Crossroads: What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going?” to be held in Spring 2017! Our prospectus was selected among several competitive proposals for a Conference and Symposium Funding Grant by a committee comprised of the Dean and Associate Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-Camden. 

Healing in Action Film Screening and Discussion on May 9th

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Please register for this event through the Healing10 website: www.healing10.org

Next CURE seminar: May 6, Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment

May-2016-CURE-Seminar-Series-Poster-Circle-Picture-Final-RevisionPlease join us for our next seminar:
“Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment”

michael-fortnerMichael Javen Fortner, PhD
Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Urban Studies
Murphy Institute for Worker Education an Labor Studies,
City University of New York

Friday, May 6, 2016 
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor, Armitage Hall
Lunch will be served
Free and open to the public

Professor Michael Fortner will be discussing his book, Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment, with Professor Jane Siegel.

Review of Professor Michael Fortner ‘s book by the New York Times available at http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/books/review/black-silent-majority-by-michael-javen-fortner.html

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CURE seminars are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. 

Visitor Parking
Parking in Rutgers–Camden lots is by permit only. Visitors to Rutgers–Camden should obtain a temporary permit to park in a lot from 8 a.m. Mondays through 5 p.m. Fridays.
 Contact Parking and Transportation for more information.


Parking and Transportation
(within the Rutgers University Police Department)


409 North Fourth Street

856-225-6137

Please visit these sites for directions to campus and to view a campus map

First Annual Faculty Research Fellow Lecture

Join the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the 

First Annual Faculty Research Fellow Lecture:
“The Architecture of Segregation: Public Policy and the Origin of Spatial Inequality”.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
12 PM
Campus Center Multipurpose Room

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Featuring Dr. Paul Jargowsky
Professor of Public Policy
Director of the Center for
Urban Research and Urban Education (CURE)

Registration required. Click here to register. 

The Architecture of Segregation:  
Public Policy and the Origin of Spatial Inequality

Paul A. Jargowsky

 
Abstract

Since 2000, the number of people living in high-poverty ghettos, barrios, and slums has doubled – rising from 7.2 million to over 14 million.  As a result, more poor adults live in neighborhoods with little access to social capital and information networks that could lead to jobs.  More poor children grow up in neighborhoods that lack employed role models and attend schools that, on average, function at far lower levels than those of the middle class.  More of the poor are exposed to neighborhood conditions that harm physical and mental health. Spatial inequality – the pattern of racial and economic disparities at the neighborhood level – is not an accident or an inevitable outcome of market processes.  Rather, to a large degree it is driven by public policies that govern the growth and development of the cities and suburbs that make up metropolitan areas.  Constrained by exclusionary zoning and other land use policies, new housing construction produces local homogeneity and economic segregation at larger scales.  Given that the housing stock lasts for decades, these policies build a durable architecture of segregation that segregates the population by race and income. This lecture will address how unwise public policies have led to the concentration of poverty that we observe today. 

Next CURE seminar: April 8, Dr. Waverly Duck, University of Pittsburgh, on residents¹ perspectives on drug dealing and law enforcement in a small black town

April-2016-CURE-Seminar-Poster-Revision-1Please join us for our next seminar:
“An Ethnographic Portrait of Drug Dealing and Policing in a Small Black Town”

Waverly DuckWaverly Duck, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Pittsburgh

Friday, April 8, 2016 
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Executive Dining Room, Campus Center
Lunch will be served

This project explores residents’ perspectives on drug dealing and law enforcement in a small black town, providing new insights into a critical challenge facing low-income minority communities. In-depth ethnographic studies provide a unique opportunity to capture the cultural narrative of deprivation that exists in poor African American neighborhoods today. Few legitimate economic opportunities are available to these residents, and those that do exist come with risks. For example, with no legal jobs nearby, residents must commute long distances by car to get to work. Dr. Duck examines the accounts of several residents with regard to law enforcement and drug dealing over a seven-year period, and shows how they are embedded in a local interaction order—a set of patterned relations governed by endogenous rules and conventions whereby residents organize and coordinate their social lives. In doing so, he demonstrates the complex intersection of family dynamics, inadequate education, unemployment, debt, drug dealing, contact with law enforcement, imprisonment, and criminal records woven into the fabric of residents’ lives.

Waverly Duck is an urban sociologist whose primary research examines the social order of neighborhoods and institutional settings. His academic areas of interest are urban sociology, inequality (race, class, gender, health and age), qualitative methods, culture, ethnomethodology and ethnography. His research on masculinity, health, crime and violence, and inequality has appeared in the journals Ethnography, Journal of Urban Affairs, Sociological Focus, Critical Sociology, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Crime, Law and Social Change and African American Studies. His book, No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing with the University of Chicago Press, challenges the common misconception of urban ghettos as chaotic places where drug dealing, street crime, and random violence make daily life dangerous for everyone. No Way Out explores how neighborhood residents make sense of their lives within severe constraints as they choose among very unrewarding prospects. His second manuscript, Ethnographies is under contract with Roudtledge Press, examines the history of ethnography in sociological research.

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CURE seminars are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. 

Visitor Parking
Parking in Rutgers–Camden lots is by permit only. Visitors to Rutgers–Camden should obtain a temporary permit to park in a lot from 8 a.m. Mondays through 5 p.m. Fridays.
 Contact Parking and Transportation for more information.


Parking and Transportation
(within the Rutgers University Police Department)


409 North Fourth Street

856-225-6137

Please visit these sites for directions to campus and to view a campus map