Presentation by Lawrence Lanahan, Author of The Lines Between Us

The Lines Between Us book coverPlease join us for a special presentation featuring award-winning journalist and author Lawrence Lanahan who will discuss his recent book, The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide (2019). The book chronicles how two families navigate the highly segregated neighborhoods of Baltimore, which could easily be any city, U.S.A.

The Lines Between Us: Inequality and Segregation in the American Metropolis

November 19, 2019
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Greene Hall
3347 N. Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI

The event is free and open to the public.

The Lines Between Us will be available for purchase from the Boswell Book Company before and after the talk.

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About the speaker

Lawrence LanahanLawrence Lanahan is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared on Colorlines, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Al-Jazeera America, among other outlets. His fifty-episode series for Baltimore’s public radio station WYPR, also called The Lines Between Us, won Columbia University’s duPont Award. A recipient of the Carey Institute’s Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, Lanahan grew up in the Baltimore region and has lived for many years in the city of Baltimore, where he has reported on the dynamics of segregation and racial inequality for more than a decade. Lanahan has master’s degrees in sociology from American University and in journalism from Columbia University.

Listen to Lines Between Us Radio Episodes [Opens in new window]

Read the essay entitled “How Do We Get White People Out of Their ‘Racially Concentrated Areas of Affluence’? [Opens in new window]

Read the essay entitled “Under Armour’s Kevin Plank Should Turn Down the Tax Break.” [Opens in new window]

Sponsored by:
UWM Urban Studies Programs
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
UWM Henry W. Maier Fund; The Center for Economic Development; Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures; Dept of Geography; Dept of Urban Planning, and the College of Letters and Science
Boswell Book Company

If you have special needs requiring assistance, please call the Urban Studies Programs office at 414-229-4751.