Inequality, Inaccessibility, Injustice

The Penn State Social Thought Program Annual Conference
When Apr 10, 2015 05:00 PM to
Apr 11, 2015 03:00 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, East Paterno Library
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This year's conference theme encourages us to explore the relationships among (in)equality, (in)accessibility, and (in)justice from multiple perspectives. It invites us to consider power dynamics, individual and institutional agency, and the interplay of democracy and justice. In what ways does modern society cause us to understand social inequality differently than we have in the past? On whose terms and under what conditions do individuals and communities promote the social values of equality, accessibility, and justice? What challenges do they face in doing so, and how might those challenges be overcome?

Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will deliver the keynote address, Friday April 10, 5pm

Presentations will be held Saturday, April 11, 9am to 3pm at the Carnegie Cinema