Lunch and Learn
Understanding Pittsburgh's Racial Inequality: The Role of Real Estate in Ongoing Inequity

Date November 18, 2021
Location Virtual
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Understanding Pittsburgh's Racial Inequality: The Role of Real Estate in Ongoing Inequity
Virtual -event@crewnetwork.org

Thursday, November 18, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Description:
 Is Pittsburgh really one of the *worst* cities for Black women to live? Pittsburgh's politicians, reports, business leaders and activists have repeatedly cited the 2019 report, Pittsburgh’s Inequality Across Gender and Race, noting the city's low livability rankings for Black residents. Yet, few have had the opportunity to understand the origins of this report or its implications for our city and industry. Dr. Junia Howell, the lead researcher and author of this report, will be joining us for an interactive discussion on how we can interpret the report and its accompanying headlines as well as its connections to and implications for commercial real estate.

Members - Free
Non-Members - $25



Bio: Junia Howell is an urban sociologist and race scholar who uses quantitative (numbers) and qualitative (narrative) tools to identify and dismantle the specific policies, processes, and practices that uphold White supremacy. Currently, her work focuses on the policies, processes, and practices within the housing industry and disaster relief. Her work has been published in over a dozen academic journals and featured in hundreds of news articles across a wide array of outlets, legislative hearings, presidential speeches, and federal and local bills. Prior to her current position at the University of Illinois Chicago, Dr. Howell was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD in sociology from Rice University.

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