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April 21: IUPRA Speaker Series with Duke Univ. Professor to Discuss How Nonprofits Mobilize the Poor

By Jason Molin

Carolyn Barnes

Carolyn BarnesThe Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) will host its inaugural speaker series on April 21st at 2:00 pm. Dr. Carolyn Barnes, Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, will speak on the topic “New Schoolhouses of Democracy: How Nonprofit Service Providers Mobilize the Poor.” Using subsidized childcare as an example, Dr. Barnes will explore how nonprofit organizations influence the political behavior of economically disadvantaged populations. She specifically addresses the social and political implications of childcare policy and its impact on African Americans families.

“If nonprofit organizations are effective in mobilizing disadvantaged populations, these organizations may be reducing political inequality, or the underrepresentation of marginalized voices in political activity” says Dr. Barnes.

The mission of IUPRA is to advocate for equality of access, opportunity, and choice for African Americans through applied policy research. This event is part of the Inaugural Speaker Series sponsored by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA). For more information contact Kevin Cokley, kcokley@austin.utexas.edu.

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT) –

Where: The Gordon-White Building at UT – 210 West 24th Street Room 2.206, Austin, TX 78705