Baruch College Hosts Lecture on Race in America
The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series
NEW YORK, NY - November 25, 2014 - Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs welcomes Sheryll Cashin as the guest speaker of the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Tuesday, December 2. Cashin will lead the discussion titled Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America.
During the lecture, Cashin will touch upon segregation, affirmative action in higher education, and multiracial coalitions for investment in K-16 education.
Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law at the Georgetown University, teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Race and American Law among other subjects. She writes about race relations, government and inequality in America.
Her new book, Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America (forthcoming Beacon Press, 2014), argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people and offers a new framework for true inclusion. Her book, The Failures of Integration (Public Affairs, 2004) was an Editors' Choice in The New York Times Book Review.
The Ackerman Lecture series invites leading intellectuals and public figures to address major questions of equality and social justice.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Ave
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.