“If You Can Weather the Storm”: Urban Inequality and the Transition to Adulthood.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 12:15pm – Armitage Hall 3rd Floor Faculty Lounge
Adolescence and early adulthood is a time of defining what one is “about” – finding and claiming an identity. We know a lot about this process for middle-class youth, but not as much for young people that have grown up in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the U.S. This talk draws from the book, Coming of Age in the Other America, to discuss how neighborhoods matter, outline identity-making for a group of youth in Baltimore, and explore how we can use public policy to disrupt the cycle of neighborhood and family poverty.
Department of Sociology
Saint Joseph’s University
Date & Time
September 15, 2017
12:15 pm-1:30 pm