Robert E. Wall Award Lecture – Prof. Sonya Huber “What Divides Us”

Date: 10-22-2020

Time: 04:30 PM

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Christine Siegel, PhD

Provost, Fairfield University

Is pleased to invite you to the 2019-2020 Robert E. Wall Award lecture given by Professor Sonya Huber, Department of English.

What Divides Us:

Exploring the Chasm of Inequality in Connecticut's Gold Coast


Thursday, October 22, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

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 Following the lecture, join us for a conversation with community partners featured in this project, hosted by Provost Siegel and facilitated by Prof. Huber.

Project Overview

The municipal boundary between Fairfield and Bridgeport in Connecticut is one concrete manifestation of a deep economic and racial divide in Fairfield County, one of the points of most extreme segregation and income inequality in the nation. Sonya Huber has spent six years researching the issue and will present an overview of her book project, What Divides Us, which combines the fields of history, journalism, economics, geography, and other areas with personal experiences in order to understand the psychic terrain of the divide.

For more information, contact Tasha Mehne / ext. 2360 /