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Please join IGHC for a lecture by Dr. Jackie Smith

Dr. Jackie Smith is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and IGHC Visiting Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Smith’s research focuses on how globalization impacts people and communities, and how social movements for the environment, health, and economic justice are advancing transformative struggles, particularly within urban contexts.

Mar 02, 2022

March 9, 2022 | 3:30 PM | Via Zoom

Please register here in advance.


Cities like Hamilton and Pittsburgh have responded to deindustrialization by working to grow their economies around the “eds, meds, and tech” industries. This kind of development has been accompanied by rising inequality, gentrification, and displacement of low-income residents, fueling trans-local movements for the “right to the city.”

This presentation will examine the role universities have played in both of these dynamics, offering reflections that emerge from participatory research with Pittsburgh’s Human Rights City Alliance and related human rights movement networks.