Presented by the Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, this lunch lecture launches a pragmatic, solution-oriented discussion about race and social equity in government through a presentation and facilitated discussion with guest speaker Dr. Susan T. Gooden, the author of Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government. The book contends that social equity, specifically racial equity, is a nervous area of government, which throughout history has resulted in an inability to seriously advance the reduction of racial inequities in government.
Gooden is interim dean and professor of public administration and policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, past president of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and fellow of the congressional chartered National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).
Lunch will be provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 21.
This event is a part of GSPIA's Wherrett Lecture Series. Established in 1955, the series brings together leaders from academia, government, and the nonprofit and private sectors to discuss issues facing metropolitan regions.
Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.