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Shayna Brown Serves on U-M Gentrification Panel

Shayna Brown

Stamps alumna Shayna Brown (BFA 17) served as a panelist at a recent U‑M panel discussion entitled Examining the Effects of Gentrification.” Organized by the U‑M Institute for Social Research and LSA Screen Arts & Cultures, event panelists focused on how gentrification maintains and deepens inequities — both racial and socioeconomic — particularly with regard to unequal access to high quality education. 

The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Kesha Moore, Associate Professor of Sociology at Drew University and U‑M alumna and included: Dr. Tam Perry (Assistant Professor of Social Work at Wayne State University and Faculty Associate in ISR’s Research Center for Group Dynamics); Saundra Little (architect and founding partner of Centric Design Studio); Shayna Brown (U‑M Stamps School of Art and Design alumna); and Lydia Wileden (UM graduate student in sociology, public policy, and ISR’s Population Studies Center).

Brown’s 2017 Integrative Project thesis work, Can We Live?, examined the impact that African Americans have on American society through acknowledging unrecognized African American inventors. 

Learn more about Brown’s work: https://​lon​nille​.wixsite​.com/s…