Tag: poverty

Space, Power, and Poverty in the Twenty-first Century City

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The Havens Center Fall 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Nicole Marwell
Bargaining for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City
Tuesday, November 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
The Spatial Allocation of Social Provision: Government Contracting, Material Resources, and the Poor
Wednesday, November 28, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Public Seminar
Thursday, November 29, 10am, 8108 Social Science

NICOLE P. MARWELL is Associate Professor of Sociology and Latina/o Studies at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 2000, and is a faculty affiliate of Columbia’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Center for Urban Research and Policy, Center on Organizational Innovation, and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. Dr. Marwell is also a member of the Editorial Board of the American Sociological Association’s Rose Series in Sociology, and directs the Workshop on Nonprofit Organizations in Economy and Society at Columbia.

Fighting Inequality, Poverty and the Concentration of Wealth

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John Atlas
"Fighting Inequality, Poverty and the Concentration of Wealth: From ACORN to Occupy Wall Street"
Monday, April 23, 3pm, 354 Agriculture Hall

Co-sponsored by the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology

JOHN ATLAS is the author of Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Anti - Poverty Community Organizing Group.  In this talk he will look at ACORN and anti-poverty organizing since ACORN’s demise. For over 35 years, Atlas has been a public interest lawyer, activist, radio talk show host, and organizer. Holding a law degree from Boston University and a master of law from George Washington Law Center, he is an alumnus of Columbia University and recipient of the Charles Revson Fellowship. John is founder and board president of the New Jersey-based National Housing Institute/Shelterforce (NHI), a national think tank that promotes concrete strategies leading to affordable housing, urban revitalization, and a more robust and engaged civil society.