Georgetown University Law Center Professor to Present Lecture on Race Segregation

University of Hawaiʻi
Bryan Cheplic, Public Relation
Wm. S. Richardson School of Law
Carol Mon Lee, 956-8636
Associate Dean
Posted: Nov 15, 2001

Georgetown University of Law Center professor Sheryll D. Cashin, a recognized authority on politics, government, and the urban poor, will give an overview of year 2000 census data trends to explain why people live in the urban neighborhoods they inhabit. Her public lecture titled "Drifting Apart: How Wealth and Race Segregation are Reshaping the American Dream" will take place in Classroom 2 at the UH Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law on Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 12:40 p.m.

Professor Cashin will discuss how race and class segregation are creating differential opportunities in America and creating political constraints that inhibit meaningful solutions to the problem of inequality. In particular she will address how middle class and affluent suburban voters dominate the outcome of state and federal policy choices to maximize benefits for themselves.
Dean Larry Foster, who extended the invitation to Professor Cashin, said, "We are pleased that Professor Cashin is able to offer her knowledge and expertise on diversity to our community. Her topic addresses many key issues that affect different racial and socioeconomic groups not only in Hawaiʻi but globally as well."

Professor Cashin previously served as Director for Community Development in the Clinton White House and also worked directly for Vice-President Al Gore as the Staff Director for Community Empowerment. In both capacities she developed and oversaw policies to support revitalization in low-income communities. Simultaneously she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She is currently in her fifth year as Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and also serves on the boards of a number of national and local organizations including the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy.
Her lecture is being co-sponsored by the William S. Richardson School of Law; the College of Social Sciences; the Manoa Commission on Diversity; the University's EEO/AA Office; the University's Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity Office; and the Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission.

For further information please contact Bryan Cheplic at (808) 956-5516 or