PRRAC Update  

May 2, 2013 




Welcome to the PRRAC Update!  Every other Thursday, PRRAC sends out a brief digest of news, recent publications, and other points of interest related to our work in housing, education, and health. We welcome feedback and encourage you to forward to others. To join the PRRAC email list, click here.



New from One Nation Indivisible - Immigrant integration in Canada:   In matters of immigration and growing diversity, what might the United States learn from its neighbor to the north, Toronto, Canada?   Writer Lygia Navarro explores this question in her adopted city in Lessons From the Former Great White North: Living, Loving and Immigrating in the New Toronto. One Nation Indivisible is supported by PRRAC and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute. 


DC-area book talk:  We have invited NYU Sociologist Patrick Sharkey to discuss his important new book, Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality, which takes a new look at the intergenerational impacts of concentrated poverty, and implications for policy. The event will be at our office in DC on Wednesday, June 5 from 5:00-6:30;  Please RSVP to reserve your space.  Wine, snacks, and books-for-sale.  Co-sponsored by PRRAC, CLASP, and the Urban Institute. 



Other news and resources


Unmarried dads and their children:  Join the "Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity" for an interview with Kathryn Edin about her new book Doing the Best they Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City (coauthored with Timothy J. Nelson).  In this audioconference, Edin will talk about the men she met during the course of her research, their children, and the importance of the father-child bond.  Wednesday, May 8 at 2:00 - register here.


For social media aficionados:  you can now follow PRRAC on Twitter or Facebook!




Philip Tegeler

Poverty & Race Research Action Council

Washington, DC