Is Racism Making You Sick?

This evening there is a wonderful event on racism and economic disparity and its effect on health.  See events for details

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003

Heilbroner Memorial Lecture: Does Racism Make You Sick?

William “Sandy” Darity will present “Does Racism Make You Sick?: Health, Wealth and Race in America” at SCEPA’s Annual Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture on the Future of Capitalism.

Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the Director of the Duke Consortium on Social Equity at Duke University. His research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity.

The Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture on the Future of Capitalism:

In 1963, Robert Heilbroner earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research, where he was subsequently appointed Norman Thomas Professor of Economics in 1971. He taught at The New School for the next 20 years. Each year, SCEPA hosts a lecture by a distinguished scholar on long-term economic trends to honor Heilbroner’s life work.

This annual lecture is used to gain a greater understanding of questions of economic justice and how the profit-seeking activities of private firms might also serve broader social goals. To use his words, “capitalism’s uniqueness in history lies in its continuously self-generated change, but it is this very dynamism that is the system’s chief enemy.”

Sponsored by The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis and The New School for Social Research.

Also, remember that this Thursday the 23rd Wangechi Mutu at 5:00pm , mixed media artist helps us imagine a new future with respect to environmental damage, gender, race, and class.