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Loyola lecture addresses segregation and racial equity in Baltimore

Lawrence T. Brown, Ph.D., author of “The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America”

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business will hold the Impact Fellowship Lecture on Thursday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. with Lawrence T. Brown, Ph.D., author of “The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America.” The lecture will take place in the fourth-floor programming room in the Andrew White Student Center at Loyola University Maryland.

Brown serves as a research scientist at Morgan State University’s Center for Urban Health Equity and leads the center’s Black Butterfly Rising Initiative which aims to “make black neighborhoods matter.” He will discuss both the cause of segregation as well as the path forward toward racial equity.

Brown’s research analyzes not only past institutions, but the current legislation and regulatory policies that contribute to segregation in the areas of health, policing and housing. His work focuses on Baltimore’s difficult history with past and present segregation.

Despite Baltimore’s challenges, Brown lays out a hopeful path forward in his book. He examines the role and possibilities for individuals and institutions to move Baltimore toward a more racially equitable path. Brown offers solutions to restore redlined neighborhoods, arguing that the pain that was intentionally caused can be intentionally healed.

Brown was an assistant and associate professor in Morgan State University’s School of Community Health and Policy from 2013 to 2019. He holds a doctorate in health outcomes and policy research from the University of Tennessee.

The Impact Fellowship Lecture, held by Sellinger’s department of economics, is free and open to the public.

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management delivers an internationally recognized Jesuit business education. Recognized for its scholarship, ethical leadership and tradition of excellence, the Sellinger School delivers a wide range of sought-after fields of study including eight undergraduate majors and seven undergraduate minors as well as full-time, part-time and fully online MBA and Master of Accounting programs. In-person classes are available on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia and Timonium, Maryland.