Urban Studies Fall Lecture 2018: Evelyn Perry

Dr. Evelyn Perry, Associate Professor of Sociology at Rhodes College and author of Live and Let Live: Diversity, Conflict, and Community in an Integrated Neighborhood (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), will be our Fall Lecture speaker.  The title of her talk is: The Upside of Community Conflict: Milwaukee’s Riverwest Neighborhood

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Greene Hall

Light refreshments will be served following the talk.

The event is co-sponsored by the UWM Urban Studies Programs, the Henry W. Maier Fund, the Dept. of History, the Dept. of Sociology, the Center for Economic Development, Cultures & Communities Program, and the College of Letters and Science.

Free and open to the public.

Evelyn PerryAbout the speaker: As an urban ethnographer, Evelyn Perry is particularly drawn to the messy places where differences meet. Her book Live and Let Live — recipient of the Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award — sheds light on the everyday processes of negotiating difference in a racially and economically mixed neighborhood. She details how residents maintain relative stability in their community without insisting on conformity, challenging widely held assumptions about what “good” communities look like.

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