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Tiffany McDowell, Ph.D., Adler School Institute on Social Exclusion
Dr. McDowell Joins WVON-AM Panel Discussing Black Chicago 50 Years
After the March on Washington

On Aug. 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands took to the United States' capitol for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech.  Ultimately galvanizing support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it remains among the most important human and civil rights events in U.S. history. 

In 50 years since the March, how has equity of rights, resources, and opportunities fared in Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan region? Tiffany McDowell, Ph.D., Associate Director for the Adler School's Center of Excellence on the Social Determinants of Mental Health, joined a panel on "The Cliff Kelley Show" on WVON-AM to examine that question.

Her insights focused primarily on empowering and educating communites to engage in policy decisions, specifically those affecting schools and budget decisions. Dr. McDowell also briefly discussed "Arrest Records as Barriers to Employment," a Midwest summit for attorneys, policy makers, community leaders and residents, and others on October 28. The Adler School's Institute on Social Exclusions is hosting the summit, in partnership with 27 city and county agencies, foundations, and business, legal, and community organizations.

Click here to listen to "The Cliff Kelley Show" discussion on Chicago's 50 years since the March on Washington."


About the Adler School

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 years. Its mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice. The Adler School enrolls more than 1,000 students in doctoral and master’s degree programs and offerings at its campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online.


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