A VIRTUAL EVENT
TODAY at 7:00 PM EST
The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community (P.E.C.) will launch the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! ® Festival), Community Conversations with Dr. William A. Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University.
Dr. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics and the social psychological effects of exposure and unemployment. His most recent book, coauthored with A. Kirsten Mullin, is From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century (2020).
Community Conversations was created in 2017 by the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, (P.E.C.) with the objective to identify tangible ways to contribute to a structured, long-term discussion on race in 21st century America.
In 2021, this is the first of a three-part virtual series on Race and Economic Realities in 21st Century America, with initial funding by, the Florida Humanities Council, Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, Inc., the Florida Historical Society, the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists, and the Town of Eatonville-Community Revitalization Agency.
Free and Open to the Public