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Lecture to discuss how class and race affect youth’s future

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The Julie Laible Lecture Series continues its aim to educate people about social and educational issues with its next lecture, “Making Their Way.” The lecture will focus on Annette Lareau’s two-part study of black and white children of differing social classes and how different aspects shape their future success. Her work is one of a few studies that focus on the impact of both race and class together in how well young adults succeed in institutions.

What: “Making Their Way: The Power of Class and Race in how Young Adults Navigate Institutional Hurdles.”

Who: Annette Lareau, author of “Unequal Childhoods.”

When: Thursday, Oct. 19, 5-6 p.m.

Where: 118 Graves Hall

Why: John Petrovic, a professor and program coordinator for the social and cultural studies concentration, said Laureau will be presenting a rare kind of work that crosses multiple fields, including sociology, education and philosophy. 

“[Lareau] is doing really cutting-edge research on how different groups and how institutions hinder or help students.”  Petrovic said, “[This lecture is] is a rare visit to Alabama from a prominent sociologist.”

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