Leading for Belonging
On November 12, Professor john a. powell explored the importance of leading for belonging at a Webinar offered through the Transformational Education Leadership program.
OCASI 2020 Executive Directors’ Forum
On October 27, 2020, Director john a. powell gave the keynote at the 2020 Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) Executive Directors' Forum. The theme of the conference was Transformation: Race, Recovery and Belonging. Director powell...
Building Belonging in Rockford, Illinois
On October 22 and 23, 2020, Director john a. powell spoke to members of the communities of Rockford and DeKalb, Illinois, in events organized by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Northern Illinois University. Both communities have an interest in...
Race and Social Equity for Community Leaders
On October 15, 2020, Professor john a. powell was a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Urban Libraries Council. Professor powell discussed the importance of public spaces in healing a divided society and the role of structures in...
john a. powell on Building Belonging in a Time of Othering
“We can’t breathe.” In many ways, this expression captures the conditions of our time -- whether it be the final words of those dying at the hands of police brutality, at the mercy of a viral pandemic, or for life itself on the planet. We know that...
Video: The Perils and Promises of Fair Housing in the SF Bay Area and California
On April 20, john a. powell appeared via video to present on "The Perils and Promises of Fair Housing" as part of the Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California's Fair Housing Conference 2020 Series. Professor powell addressed the history of fair...
john a. powell on Gentrification and Housing Displacement in Kansas City
On February 26th, Director john a. powell provided the afternoon keynote for Project Equality’s 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Summit focused on combatting gentrification in Kansas City, MO. Following a morning keynote from the Institute’s Senior Fellow...
john a. powell presents in Manchester, New Hampshire at the New England Community Action Partnership
On January 17, 2020, in Manchester, New Hampshire, Director john a. powell spoke at an event held by the New England Community Action Partnership about addressing poverty and economic inequality and bringing these issues to the forefront of the 2020...
Video: john a. powell on structural racism and housing (King County)
On Thursday, January 16, Professor powell gave a keynote in King County (Seattle) for Martin Luther King Jr. Day event focused on King County’s equity and racial justice priorities. The audience included community members, King County elected leaders...
Othering and Belonging in the Criminal Legal System
On November 1 2019 , Director john. a. powell, along with Professor Rachel Godsil, presented to an audience of U.S. Attorneys and federal judges in Charlotte, North Carolina. In the morning session, powell shared his thoughts on belonging, the...
Video: john a. powell keynote to Oregon's Community Action Agency
On October 25, 2019, Director john a. powell gave a keynote address in Beaverton, Oregon to members of the region’s Community Action Agency and members of the communities they serve. Director powell presented on the frameworks of belonging and...
john a. powell on Racial Inequity and Economic Justice in Urban Planning
On October 22, 2019, Professor powell gave the 2019 Charles Causier Memorial Lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Professor powell's keynote focused on racial equity and economic justice in urban...
john a. powell Keynote at Detroit’s Water Equity Summit
Haas Institute Director john a. powell and Wendy Ake, Director of the Just Public Finance Program presented their work at the Detroit Water Equity Summit in September, 2019. The keynote and breakout session emphasized the ways access to public...
john a. powell Keynote at the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) in California
On September 13, 2019, Professor powell gave a keynote at the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) in California. Professor powell's keynote focused on targeted universalism and addressed initiatives such as Canada's culture pass, trust in...
john a. powell on Building Belonging, at the Community Action Partnership conference
On August 28, 2019, Director john a. powell delivered the keynote address at the Community Action Partnership’s annual national conference in Chicago, IL. Community Action Partnership is a national organization that works in local communities across...

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White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality

Join author Sheryll Cashin for a book talk about her recently-released White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality, followed by a conversation with john a.

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