Penn to Host ‘Let’s Talk About Race’

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820April 2, 2013

The School of Social Policy & Practice and the African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Let’s Talk About Race” Tuesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Café 58 in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.

The second in a series, the event is free and open to the public.  It serves as a frank, interactive discussion, offering people of all races, backgrounds and beliefs a way to foster communication and create understanding.

This time, the discussion will center around “Being White in Philly,” an article published in the March issue of Philadelphia Magazine.

“‘Being White in Philly’ underscores how critical these conversations are,” said Richard J. Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice.  “This article has created a thousand discussions all across the city, and we want to bring those many perspectives together, embracing the spirit of diversity and moving us all in the right direction.”

Refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited for this event.  Reservations are required and can be made at