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Dartmouth Professor Looks at America’s Changing Demographics

St. Johnsbury ~ Dartmouth professor Richard Wright will examine the implications of America’s ever-changing diversity in a talk at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on November 6 at 7:00 pm. His talk, The Racially Fragmented City?,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. 

America’s growing diversity is changing its ethnic and racial demography for decades to come, with significant implications for human geography. Professor Wright will discuss emerging patterns of diversity and segregation on national, state, and local levels.

Wright holds the Orvil E. Dryfoos Chair in Public Affairs and has been a Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College since 1985. He chaired the Department of Geography for ten years and has served as Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Social Sciences. Over the years, he’s received grant support from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation. He has authored dozens of peer-reviewed research papers, a significant proportion of which are jointly authored with Dartmouth graduates. His research and teaching focus on racial segregation in housing and labor markets, and immigration.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in St. Johnsbury are held at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of St. Johnsbury First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

The First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series in St. Johnsbury is underwritten by St. Johnsbury Academy.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is sponsored by Adler and McCabe, PLC and Friends of the Athenaeum.

For more information, contact St. Johnsbury Athenaeum at 802.748.8291 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

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