Graduate Students of Color Dinner 3/11
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Graduate Students of Color Dinner Series provides an intimate opportunity for graduate students of color to hear from various faculty of color about their individual journeys and best practices for navigating the academy and other professional arenas. This program is in partnership with the Office of Graduate Student Life at the Student Resource Center.
RSVP via bit.ly/cmepevents - space is limited! Please note there are only 30 spots avaiable for the dinner, after the initial 30 slots are filled you will be put on a waitlist and notified if a spot becomes available.
The Faculty speaking at the March 11th dinner will be:
Dr. Ngina Soyini Chiteji, Gallatin
Ngina Chiteji's teaching and research interests include public policy, macroeconomics, economic inequality, crime, and the distribution of household wealth in the United States. She is co-editor of Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States (with Jessica Gordon Nembhard, University of Michigan Press, 2006). Her research also has been published in several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Black Studies , the Journal of Family and Economic Issues , and Labour Economics . She currently is engaged in two research projects. The first examines defined contribution pensions and the Great Recession's effect on retirement savings. The second analyzes the effect that incarceration has on wealth accumulation and an individual's ability to prepare for retirement. She is an associated faculty member of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Piper Anderson, Gallatin
Piper Anderson is a Company Member with American Place Theater and Master Teaching-Artist providing Theatre-in-Education programming to schools and communities organizations nationally. Anderson served as National Program Director of Black Arts Collective, a national network of artists, educators and activists of color. During her tenure with BAC she organized four national Lyrics On Lockdown Tours, mobilizing communities in over 20 cities nationwide in response to prisons and policing in communities of color. She has guest lectured and facilitated workshops at Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Columbia University. She holds a BA from the New School where she was a Riggio Writing Democracy Fellow and an MA in Applied Theatre from CUNY-School of Professional Studies. For more information visit www.piperanderson.com.