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Three Randolph faculty to present at Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference

(From left) Julio Rodriguez, Karin Warren, and John Abell

(From left) Julio Rodriguez, Karin Warren, and John Abell

Three members of the Randolph College Faculty will participate in the 6th Annual Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference this weekend at the University of Lynchburg. The theme of the event is “Uprising: Organizing Social Justice in America.”

On Saturday morning, John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics, will present “Redlining in Lynchburg,” and Julio Rodriguez, a sociology professor and director of the American Culture Program, will present “Contested Masculinities in Context.” During the afternoon session, Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, will co-present “Social Justice and Climate Resilience: What’s the Connection?”

The annual Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference is organized by the group Many Voices One Community, whose mission is to advance racial justice in Central Virginia by inspiring action and social change through education, engagement, and advocacy.

Learn more about the conference at http://www.mvocva.com/.


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