Events 2019 Race, Inequality & Social Mobility Events

Race at the Forefront: Sharpening a Focus on Race in Applied Research

Date: March 28-29, 2019
Location: Clark-Fox Forum, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

The Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) will host its inaugural conference by convening scholars who study the impact of inequality and structural racism on people of color in the United States. The conference will bring together talented scholars working toward the elimination of racial inequalities in social, economic, and health outcomes. 


March 28      

8:00 – 8:30 am  Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome to the Brown School and Washington University: Dean Mary McKay, Chancellor-Elect Andrew Martin, George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor Michael Sherraden, Vice Provost Adrienne Davis

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction and format of the conference: Associate Professor and Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) Co-director Darrell Hudson, PowerPoint

9:00 – 9:45 Welcome Keynote Address: PolicyLink Founder in Residence Angela Glover Blackwell, VideoPowerPoint

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 12:00 Race at the Forefront in Social Policy

  • Carolyn Barnes, Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke, PowerPoint
  • Bill Emmons, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, PowerPoint
  • Bradley Hardy, Associate Professor Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University, PowerPoint
  • Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State University
  • Moderator: Gary Parker, Director of the Clark-Fox Policy Institute

12:00 – 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 Race at the Forefront in Health and Well-being 

  • Riana Anderson, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, PowerPoint
  • Keon Gilbert, Associate Professor,  College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University, PowerPoint
  • Maggie Hicken, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, PowerPoint
  • Moderator: Rhonda BeLue, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Saint Louis University

2:15 – 2:30  Break

2:30 – 3:45 Race at the Forefront in Education

  • James Huguley, Assistant Professor,  University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work and Center on Race and Social Problems, PowerPoint
  • Chezare Warren, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University, PowerPoint
  • Jerome Morris, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis, PowerPoint
  • Moderator: Sheretta Butler-Barnes, Associate Professor, Co-director of CRISMA, Brown School

3:45 – 5:00 Race at the Forefront: Measurement and Methodology Innovations

  • Courtney Cogburn, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Columbia University, PowerPoint
  • Melody Goodman, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, College of Global Public Health, New York University, PowerPoint
  • Abigail Sewell, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Emory University, PowerPoint
  • Moderator: Whitney Sewell, Washington University

5:00 – 5:15 Debrief and summary of the day: Darrell Hudson

5:15 – 6:30 Reception & Networking 

March 29

8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 Introducuction and overview of CRISMA: Darrell Hudson

Introducuction of keynote speaker: David Patterson Silver Wolf, Associate Professor, Co-director of CRISMA, Brown School

9:00 – 9:45   Keynote: Bonnie Duran, Professor, Schools of Social Work and Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, PowerPoint

9:45 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – 11:30 Funding Panel

  • Carl Hill, Director of the Office of Special Populations, National Institute on Aging, PowerPoint
  • Faith Mitchell, President and CEO, Grantmakers In Health
  • Robert Hughes, President and CEO, Missouri Foundation for Health, PowerPoint
  • Odis Johnson, Washington University, National Science Foundation, PowerPoint
  • Moderator: Darrell Hudson

11:30 – 12:00 pm Debrief and next Steps: Sheretta Butler-Barnes, Darrell Hudson, David Patterson Silver Wolf 

12:00 Closing remarks and lunch