“Addressing Inequity”

Monday, March 15, 2021
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
“Addressing Inequity”

"Addressing Inequity," a Center for American Literary Studies/Centre County Reads Roundtable 

In The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power—a finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction—Deirdre Mask examines how addresses and street names reflect ongoing race, class, and other divisions. In this roundtable discussion, three invited panelists will use The Address Book as a launch point for a broader discussion about how addresses and other place markers provide, or withhold, access to power and mobility. Treating specific case studies—Black travel guidebooks; the proprietary geocode system What3words; and the United States Postal Service—panelists will suggest strategies that have been, and might yet be, employed to navigate or otherwise redress inequities that place markers of various kinds demarcate.

Virtual Event