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University to Host Conference on Queer Youth
The 2014 Carolina Conference on Queer Youth "Building Support and Envisioning Justice for LGBTQ Youth in their Schools and Communities" will be from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday, Oct. 17, in the Student Union. The conference is free for those who sign up online and the entire community is invited to attend.
In its second year, the Carolina Conference on Queer Youth is a partnership between the UNC Charlotte Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), Time Out Youth and the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund. Its purpose is to bring together K-12 teachers, school counselors, middle/high school students, college students, community practitioners and activists to discuss a wide range of topics centered on queer youth identity. Conference organizers will also discuss ways to support queer youth in Southern school and community settings.
Harvard Researcher to Talk Mobility and Equality
Nathaniel Hendren, assistant professor of economics at Harvard University, will discuss "Intergenerational Mobility and Equality of Opportunity in the United States" at 2:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 2, in the College of Health and Human Services, room 159.
Hendren’s talk is sponsored by the University’s Project Mosaic, a social science research initiative. The Harvard researcher is a member of the Equality of Opportunity Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy at Harvard, the Center for Equitable Growth at Berkeley and the Arnold Foundation.
The goal of the Equality of Opportunity Project is to document and understand the patterns of intergenerational mobility and equality of opportunity in the United States, with the long-run aim of informing government policy on improving economic opportunity for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.