Date: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - Light Refreshments
7:00 pm - Lecture
7:45 pm - Questions & Discussion with Panel
Location: Probasco Auditorium
2839 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati 45220
Free & Open to the Public
The annual Zane L. Miller Symposium is focused this year on the complex relationship between universities and their surrounding neighborhoods. Our distinguished guest is Dr. Davarian Baldwin who will present key findings from his most recent study of universities and their surrounding neighborhoods, In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities are Plundering Our Cities. Following his remarks, Dr. Baldwin will join representatives from Avondale, the President and CEO of the Uptown Consortium, and UC historian David Stradling to discuss UC's relationship with its neighbors in Avondale and address questions and comments from the audience. Dr. Baldwin will also be appearing on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition with Dr. Stradling at noon on October 6 (streaming available at https://www.wvxu.org) Davarian Baldwin is an urbanist, historian, and cultural critic. His work examines the landscape of global cities through the lens of the African Diasporic experience. This includes study of universities and urban development, the racial foundations of academic thought, intellectual and mass culture, Black radical thought and transnational social movements, the politics of heritage tourism, and 20th and 21st Century art, architecture, and urban design. In addition to his most recent work on universities and their neighbors, he is the author of Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life (UNC, 2007) and co-editor, with Minkah Makalani, of Escape From New York! The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem (Minnesota, 2013). He is currently finishing Land of Darkness: Chicago and the Making of Race in Modern America (Oxford University Press).