Race, Class, and the Selective College Experience: A Discussion with Thomas Espenshade
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2009
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Room 205, Carl A. Fields Center, (58 Prospect St.)
Sponsored by the Carl A. Fields Center
Once a month, one of the CAF Faculty Fellows will give a public lecture concerning an issue they research and that addresses issues of diversity and social justice. On Thursday, February 18th, we will be featuring Thomas Espenshade, professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research. He will be addressing the topic of “Race, Class, and the Selective College Experience.” Please join us!

The Prep School Negro

Date: Friday, February 26, 2010
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Carl A. Fields Center (58. Prospect St.)
Sponsored by the Forbes Film Society, Sustained Dialogue, Carl A. Fields Center, the Center for African American Studies, and the Davis International Center.
The critically-acclaimed 2009 documentary “Prep School Negro” will be presented on Friday, February 26th at 7 pm in the Carl Fields Center. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Director André Robert Lee, on whose experiences the film is based, will lead an outreach workshop for audience members immediately following the film. The screening will be approximately 60 minutes long, followed by discussion, conversation, and free pizza. Raised in a low-income section of Philadelphia, where his mother, a factory worker, struggled to support her two children, Lee received a full scholarship to attend nearby Germantown Friends School in 1983, when he was 14. In “Prep School Negro,” he revisits the events of his adolescence and, through interviews with present-day prep school students-of-color and their classmates, reveals the internal struggles he faced as he negotiated his two very different worlds—the privileged “ivory tower” and his economically disadvantaged home life.