An Oscar-Nominated Film and Discussion Explore the Racial Wealth Gap

The Barber of Little Rock presents an intimate picture of the racial wealth gap in the community of Arlo Washington, a barber in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose vision of a just economy led him to create a nonprofit community bank. Earlier this week the Pitzer community welcomed Washington and John Hoffman, one of the film’s [Read More...]
February 21, 2024
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Roberta Espinoza to Deliver Melvin L. Oliver Racial Justice Initiative Lecture on Counterspaces for Minoritized Students

A headshot of Roberta Espinoza. Espinoza has long wavy dark brown hair and wears a dark blue blazer and black and silver beaded necklace.Claremont, Calif. (April 11, 2023)—Sociology scholar and former Pitzer dean Roberta Espinoza returns to campus on April 18 for the spring Melvin L. Oliver Racial Justice Initiative Lecture. Drawing from over 10 years of working in diverse higher education environments, Espinoza will share her talk “Validating and Supporting Counterspaces for Minoritized Students at Liberal Arts Colleges.” The reception is at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m. in the Founders Room of Pitzer’s McConnell Center.
April 11, 2023