Event Date: 
September 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Barnhardt Student Activity Center Salons

MacArthur Fellow Lateefah Simon will deliver a public presentation on economic mobility at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center Salons.

Simon, a “genius grant” recipient, has more than 20 years of executive experience in advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, she is president of the Akonadi Foundation, which, according to its website, “adopted an ambitious purpose: to support and nurture racial justice movement building to eliminate structural racism, with a specific focus in the City of Oakland.” 

At age 26, Simon received the MacArthur Fellowship while serving as executive director of the Center for Young Women’s Development, an effort to guide “troubled girls from delinquency and poverty to healthy and productive adulthoods.”

This free, public event is part of the yearlong “The Story of the Charlotte Girl,” an initiative of the UNC Charlotte Women + Girls Research Alliance.