Tune in on Thursday, July 16 at 4 p.m. on Facebook Live for a Jefferson Digital Program with Andre Perry, Ph.D.
Dr. Perry is a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute, a scholar-in-residence at American University, a columnist for the Hechinger Report, and is the author of the recently published book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities.
A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry's research has included: documenting the underlying causes for the outsized number of coronavirus-related deaths in Black communities; illuminating how certain forms of social distancing historically accelerated economic and social disparities between Black people and the rest of the country; mapping racial inequities in housing, income, and health to underscore how policy discrimination makes Black Americans more vulnerable to COVID-19; and spotlighting the struggles of Black businesses as they await federal relief from COVID-19's economic impact.
These topics and more will be explored in a conversation with Jefferson Vice President, Ben Speggen.
This program will be livestreamed on Facebook and later posted to your website and YouTube Channel.
Andre M. Perry is a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and a columnist for the Hechinger Report. He is the author of the new book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, TheRoot.com and CNN.com. Perry has also made appearances on CNN, PBS, National Public Radio, NBC, and ABC. His research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. Perry’s recent scholarship at Brookings has analyzed Black-majority cities and institutions in America, focusing on valuable assets worthy of increased investment.