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“Urban Families: The American Dream in Crisis” presented by FOCIS today at WSU

March 28, 2016


Wayne State University’s Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) is welcoming Harvard professor Robert Putnam to Detroit today to discuss the growing gap between rich and poor, and the impact it has on opportunity, especially for children. Irvin D. Reid, director of FOCIS, commented about the program’s topic. “The earlier you address this gap between the children of rich and poor, the better off it will be for the society, starting even with daycare, with preschool. Mayor Duggan is doing the same thing in terms of community college opportunities here in the city of Detroit.” Today’s FOCIS discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Wayne State’s Community Arts Auditorium.