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Race, poverty institute director to speak March 28

Ending segregation

Race & Poverty Institute director to present Kessel Memorial Lecture.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [3/3/2011]

Myron Orfield, executive director of the Institute on Race & Poverty and professor of law at the University of Minnesota, will present the annual Kessel Memorial Lecture Monday, March 28, at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Orfield’s speech, “Ending Racial Segregation in the 21st Century,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Centennial Student Union Room 253/254. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and an affiliate faculty member at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Orfield teaches and writes in the fields of civil rights, state and local government, state and local finance, land use, questions of regional governance, and the legislative process.

The annual Kessel Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Political Science/Law Enforcement and honors Abbas Kessel, who taught in the department for many years and dedicated himself to activism in the fields of peace, human rights and energy policy.

Those who want more information about the event may contact Frederick Slocum at

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