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Toxic Inequality

September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Fall 2017 Speaker Series

Featuring Tom Shapiro, Ph.D.
Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy
Brandeis University

“Following nearly two hundred families of different races and income levels over a period of twelve years, Shapiro’s research in Toxic Inequality vividly documents the recession’s toll on parents and children, the ways families use assets to manage crises and create opportunities, and the real reasons some families build wealth while others struggle in poverty.

The structure of our neighborhoods, workplaces, and tax code–much more than individual choices–push some forward and hold others back. A lack of assets, far more common in families of color, can often ruin parents’ careful plans for themselves and their children.” (Hachette Book Group)

On September 26 at CRSP, learn how bold, race-conscious reforms can move us toward a more just society, and past decades of policy-driven toxic inequality.

Lunch provided.  No registration required; limited seating is available.  Overflow room with live video will be available.

Copies of Toxic Inequality will be available before, during, and after the lecture.

Contact Center Administrative Assistant at 412-624-7382 with any questions.



September 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work


University of Pittsburgh, Room 2017, Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States + Google Map