Posted on February 20, 2023

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Ruha Benjamin, Professor of African American studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, New book "Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want".

Started in 1948, the Harriet Elliott Lecture Series (HELS) is one of UNC Greensboro’s oldest and most established lecture programs. Each year, HELS brings distinguished speakers to campus to present fresh insights into key issues in the social and behavioral sciences.

The series honors the pioneering professor, Harriet Wiseman Elliott, who taught political science and served as Dean of Women at the university from 1913-1947.

Organized by the Department of Sociology, this year’s Harriet Elliott Lecture Series will address the topic of Capitalism and Racial Justice. The intersection of economic and racial inequalities is key to understanding social life and politics in the 21st century. This intersection of inequalities also provides us with a framework with which to explain the replication of historical patterns of inequalities in multi-ethnic and multi-racial societies like the USA.

This year’s series brings scholars to campus who study the complex relationship between racial and economic inequalities. Please join us for the following events in this series, free and open to the public:


Learn more about the Harriet Elliott Lecture Series at cas.uncg.edu/hels

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