Just a quick, informal invitation here. I’m giving a research talk titled: “Nonprofit Segregation: the Exclusion and Impact of White Nonprofit Networks”. It’s based on a book chapter that my colleague Dr. Brandi Blessett and I are co-authoring in a book about the Urban Nonprofit Sector. The talk is Wednesday, 11:25am on Rutgers-Camden’s campus. If you can’t make it, here’s the livestream.
One of the funny things about being a professor is that we present a lot to other professionals about research, but rarely do more accessible talks at our own universities or within our own communities. A lot of my work is grounded in the experience of grassroots activists, so I’m pleased to be able to share an accessible, free event at Rutgers-Camden (even if I know it’s tough for folks to get there during lunch break!).
The talk will discuss something that I’ve heard so often from residents in Camden — that housing segregation touches on the day-to-day experience of being in our nonprofit sector. I’ll be talking about the segregated nature of the nonprofit sector, the impact that has on the day-to-day work of nonprofits and the economic impact of that segregation.
A big thanks to the residents who have helped me get a handle on this issue. It’s an honor to be able to build on some of the observations and experiences folks have so generously shared with me. I hope to see some of you on Wednesday!