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Is the U.S. Better Off?

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 17, 2016) — Julianne Malveaux, a labor economist, author, educator and commentator, will visit campus Thursday for a talk, a question and answer session and a book signing.
UAlbany hosts Julianne Malveaux
Julianne Malveaux's latest book, released in February of this year.

The free event, titled “The Intersection of Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Class in this Election Season,” will be held at the Campus Center Ballroom from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.

“In this period when the national debate and discourse are so focused on race, gender and class, it is extremely important to foster open and forthright dialogue among students, staff, faculty and the entire community,” said Tamra Minor, UAlbany’s chief diversity officer and assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion.

Malveaux has been recognized for her progressive observations and contributions to the public dialogue on race, culture, gender and their economic impacts. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. magazine, Essence magazine, and The Progressive.

For more than a decade (1990-2003), Malveaux’s weekly columns were published in newspapers across the country, including the Los Angeles Times, Charlotte Observer, New Orleans Tribune, Detroit Free Press, and San Francisco Examiner. She has hosted television and radio programs, and appeared widely as a commentator on networks including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC and C-SPAN.

Malveaux, who received her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1980, has taught at the New School for Social Research, San Francisco State University, the University of California (Berkeley), College of Notre Dame (San Mateo, California), Michigan State University and Howard University, and was president of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The talk is sponsored by the University at Albany Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Center For Women in Government and Civil Society; Rockfeller College of Public Affairs and Policy; School of Social Welfare; Office of Student Affairs; Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and the Department of Sociology.

Malveaux will sign copies of her latest book, Are We Better Off?, after the program.

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