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Stevenson Center/Not In Our Town Social Justice Presentation
The Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development and the local grassroots organization Not In Our Town (NIOT) will unveil a major study on inequality in Bloomington-Normal. At 5 p.m. students will display their findings; the formal presentation is at 6 p.m.
Both graduate and undergraduate students researched the Bloomington-Normal community this semester, charting segregation and other disparities. The students investigated low-income and racially diverse areas to ascertain access to services, criminal justice issues, and social opportunities. The students also examined NIOT, its effectiveness, and potential future directions. The study included interviews with community members, examination of media coverage, mapping, and data analysis.
The event is free and open to the public. Community leaders will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Frank Beck at (309) 438-7770 or Mike Matejka at (309) 208-1120.
Research and event supported by a Pohlmann Family Development Grant