Klineberg will discuss how Houston could be America’s most important city as it rapidly diversifies

Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D., professor emeritus of sociology at Rice University and founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, will present at the upcoming Jewish Community Conversation event on Tuesday, February 15. Everyone is invited to attend on Zoom, from noon to 1 p.m.

Dr. Klineberg will speak about his book, “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America,” which discusses our city’s economic and demographic transformations tracked through 40 years of investigation.

Dr. Klineberg is recognized as a dynamic and highly sought-after speaker. He highlights his next lecture:

“Few other cities exemplify more clearly the trends reshaping the social and political landscape across America – the growing inequalities in today’s global, knowledge-based economy; epic demographic transformations; and the new importance of attributes of place quality in determining the fate of cities.

Klineberg continued, “We review the results of four decades of systematic surveys in Harris County to explore how new realities are unfolding, to assess changing public attitudes and beliefs, and to examine the implications of these trends on how residents of the area are. addressing key challenges and opportunities that will inform the future of Houston, Texas, and America in the years to come.

The one-hour lunchtime event is part of a series, “Jewish Community Conversations,” organized by The Houston Jewish Collaborative for Racial Justice, an initiative launched in 2021. The collaboration’s mission is to bring together people from all Jewish communities in Houston to participate in educational events. and activities, and to participate in solidarity efforts to advance social and racial justice.

Jewish Community Conversations serves as a platform to bring people together for open dialogue about culture and race,” said co-lead Anna Shabtay. “When we openly share our stories and experiences and listen to those of others, we bond and gain a better understanding of ourselves and our community life.”

The ongoing monthly series features new speakers and new topics with every conversation.

Each session begins with an introductory presentation by a local opinion leader, community organizer or leader engaged in advocacy work, followed by moderated discussion groups.

Registration for Dr. Klineberg’s conference can be found at bit.ly/JComConvo. For more information on the Jewish Community Conversation series or to learn more about the Houston Jewish Collaborative for Racial Justice, email [email protected]


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