For the Public Good Conference

With a keynote address by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Friday, March 28, 2014
10 AM - 5:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Education. Healthcare. Policing. The environment. The primary facets of public life are often segmented into separate issues. While powerful social movements have developed around each of these topics, many structural forces cut across such tidy (and false) boundaries and create ripples far beyond any one agency, nonprofit, or area of study. Crafting a society built on shared responsibilities that truly addresses injustice and incorporates diverse perspectives demands a wider lens. This conference, the culmination of two multi-year multidisciplinary projects, brings together writers, activists, and scholars to reflect on approaches to reshaping our social infrastructure to support us all. Ta- Nehisi Coates, senior editor at The Atlantic, delivers the keynote address. Other participants include Ana Amuchastegui, Lee Anne Bell, Elizabeth Bernstein, Sealing Cheng, Kerwin Kaye, Mario Pecheny, Svati Shah, and more. Co-sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

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Mar. 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM