Charles Price of UNC-Chapel Hill discusses how engaged scholarship can make a positive difference in matters of public interest.
Interrupting Oppression and Sustaining Justice: Lessons From Welfare Reform
Charles Price, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 29, LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 7:30 p.m.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 severely curtailed welfare recipient participation in postsecondary education. The new law generated resistance reform movements that aimed to interrupt oppression and render justice by reforming the new postsecondary education (PSE) policy to support greater access. Dr. R. Charles Price will address how efforts to reform these educational polices are an example of interrupting oppression and sustaining justice, why college is important to welfare recipients, and how engaged scholarship can make a positive difference in matters of public interest.
Charles Price is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Price co-authored the monograph Community Collaborations: Promoting Community Organizing (Ford Foundation, 2009) and recently authored the book Becoming Rasta: The Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica (New York University Press, 2009). He was an employee of the Howard Samuels State Management Policy Center, a policy research center that intervened into matters of equity and democratic participation around gender, race, welfare, community development, education reform, and empowerment zones.
Sponsored by PERCS: Elon’s Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies