PRRAC Update  

May 30, 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.



"Good News and Serious Challenges in Brookings Report on Suburban Poverty":  The new book by Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube, Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, has received a lot of media attention in the past week.  We decided to weigh in also -- read our commentary in the Huffington Post.


Patrick Sharkey:   For those of you who were shut out of our standing-room-only June 5th event for Patrick Sharkey's new book "Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality," we are co-sponsoring an audio conference with CLASP and "Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity" on June 25th at 3:00.  Register here.



Upcoming conferences


Building One America "Second National Summit for Inclusive Suburbs and Sustainable Regions," July 18-19 in Washington, DC.  The summit "will involve local leaders and federal policy makers to seek bipartisan solutions to the unique but common challenges around housing, schools and infrastructure facing America's metropolitan regions and its diverse middle-class suburbs."  Register here.


Lawyers' Committee 50th Anniversary Academic Symposium:  Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  At Georgetown Law School. Register here





Philip Tegeler

Poverty & Race Research Action Council

Washington, DC