Category Political Science

Redevelopment and Justice in Baltimore

Humanities Forum — Focus on Gentrification in Baltimore
Panel Discussion: “Redevelopment and Justice in Baltimore”
Wednesday, April 18, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Gentrification has long been a watchword for neighborhoods facing redevelopment and the many social and economic changes it brings. How can Baltimore neighborhoods renew themselves without forcing out local residents or homogenizing diverse populations? This expert panel will focus on key questions linking gentrification and social justice, from why black neighborhoods and immigrants matter to the role of arts and entertainment districts in the process of redevelopment. (Click heading for full description.)

Anand Pandian: “‘The Wall’ and Other Walls in Contemporary American Life”

Social Sciences Forum
Anand Pandian, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
“‘The Wall’ and Other Walls in Contemporary American Life”
Wednesday, May 2, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The idea of a southern border wall was in many ways the defining idea of Donald Trump’s victorious presidential campaign. What was so appealing about this idea to so many Americans, and how did this promise build on other walls and boundaries already at work in everyday American life? (Click heading for full description.)