Dr. Fullilove will give a lecture at the Pulitzer on public health and the built environment, addressing the ways in which serial forced displacement, deindustrialization, and environmental degradation have undermined American society. Her lecture will explore how building solidarity across lines of race, class, religion, and gender is essential to solving the problems these harmful practices have created.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis as part of the Grand Challenges for Social Work, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It
Root Shock examines three different U.S. cities to unmask the crippling results of decades-old disinvestment in communities of color and the urban renewal practices that ultimately destroyed these neighborhoods for the advantage of developers and the elite.
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities through investigation of urban segregation from a social health perspective. "Fullilove passionately demonstrates how, through an urbanity of inclusion, we can heal our fractured cities and make them whole again."
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