"If You Can Weather the Storm": Urban Inequality and the Transition to Adulthood.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Location : Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd Floor) 

Adolescence and early adulthood is a time of defining what one is "about" - finding and claiming an identity.  We know a lot about this process for middle-class youth, but not as much for young people that have grown up in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the U.S.  This talk draws from the book, Coming of Age in the Other America, to discuss how neighborhoods matter, outline identity-making for a group of youth in Baltimore, and explore how we can use public policy to disrupt the cycle of neighborhood and family poverty.

Sponsored by CURE, the Center for Urban Research and Education