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State of the African-American Family the Topic of Lecture

Bethlehem, Pa., September 13, 2006— Moravian College and The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Africana Consortium will welcome professors Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery of Wake Forest University on Friday, September 15 at a brown bag lunch in the UBC room of the Haupert Union Building to discuss their forthcoming book African American Families: Issues of Health, Wealth, and Violence (Sage).

Smith serves as professor of sociology at Wake Forest, and served as chair of the sociology department from 1997-2005.  He is the director of the Wake Forest University American Ethnic Studies Program and the Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies. Smith has written extensively concerning professions, stratification, urban sociology, and the sociology of sport, and is a member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Southern Sociological Society, Sociologists for Women and Society, American Sociological Association, and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.

Hattery joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1998 and holds the Zachary T. Smith Reynolds Professorship in Sociology and Women & Gender Studies.  Her research focuses on sociological issues in stratification, gender, family, and race. She has authored numerous articles, book chapters and books, including Women, Work, and Family:  Balancing and Weaving.  Hattery earned her master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The event is sponsored by the Moravian College departments of English and Literature, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Education, Philosophy, History, Religion, Economics and Business, and Learning-in-Common.  The event is open to all members of the Moravian community, and attendees provide their own brown bag lunch. The HUB is located at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem.  For more information, contact Dr. Joel Rosen, assistant professor of sociology, at 610-625-7814.