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Noted Author, Sociologist to Speak
APRIL 15, 2005--Dalton Conley, an award-winning author, sociologist and
cultural critic will speak about race at 8 p.m. on April 27 in the North
Hall Auditorium at UW-River Falls.
Conley will discuss his experiences growing up as a white minority in
a Latino and African-American housing project in New York's Lower East
Side and the lessons he learned about race and class that apply to everyone.
Conley is a professor of sociology and public policy at New York University.
In addition, he is the director of NYU's Center for Advanced Social Science
Research. His scholarly research focuses on how socioeconomic status is
transmitted across generations, racial inequalities, the measurement of
class and social status, and how health and biology affect social position.
Conley is author of "Being Black, Living in Red: Race, Wealth and
Social policy in America", the memoir "Honky," and "The
Starting Gate: Birth Weight and Life Chances." His latest book is
"The Pecking Order; Which Siblings Succeed and Why."
This public event is free for UW-RF students and $5 for nonstudents. The
Bridges Series is sponsored by the UW-RF Diversity Awareness Committee
and is intended to foster a sense of acceptance, understanding and cooperation
among members of the community. For more information, call the Student
Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:22 Central Daylight Time