Scholars, authors and policy activists David Troutt and Thad Williamson will discuss the pathways to racial and economic equity in cities and in the nation as a whole, with a focus on the effects of local and regional housing, employment and anti-poverty policies.
Troutt, a Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, is the founding director of the Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity, and teaches and writes about race, class and legal structure. His most recent book, “The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America,” is an exploration of the unequal legal geographies of metropolitan America and a mutuality-based argument for regional equity policies.
Williamson, a professor of leadership studies and philosophy at the University of Richmond, served as the first director of Richmond’s Office of Community Wealth Building and in 2016 as transition director for then-Mayor-elect Levar Stoney. From 2017-18, Williamson served as senior policy adviser in the Mayor’s Office in a part-time capacity, while continuing to teach. He is the co-editor of a new volume titled “Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy: Can We Make American Democracy Work?” Register for Zoom