Academics and journalists have a long and tangled history of helping America see and understand segregation. Recent times have seen renewed attention to segregation, both in the ways it has changed and the ways it firmly remains indelibly part of our urban and suburban fabric.
In honor of the release of the new book The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics, the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues invite you to a conversation about researching and reporting on segregation in contemporary California. How does a new generation of scholars and journalists embrace the challenge of understanding and representing our divided regions? How do increasingly suburban and exurban geographies of segregated life pose new challenges to how we see segregation? And how can journalists and academics work together to more effectively confront issues like segregation, especially given the challenges both sectors currently face?
Devin Katayama & Sandhya Dirks, KQED, creators of the American Suburb podcast
Rachel Brahinsky, Director of Urban and Public Affairs Program, University of San Francisco
Alex Schafran, University of Leeds, author of "The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics"
Moderator: Sasha Khokha, KQED, host of the California Report
Chair: Karen Frick, DCRP Associate Professor, UC Berkeley