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EVENT ADVISORY: American University to Release Report on Diversity and Quality-of-Life Issues in the D.C. Area

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EVENT ADVISORY:
American University to Release Report on Diversity and Quality-of-Life Issues in the D.C. Area

What: American University researchers will release a report that addresses diversity issues in the D.C. area.
When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, October 3
Who: D.C. Area Survey Study investigators:
Michael Bader (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, American University)
Lynn Addington (Professor, School of Public Affairs, American University)
Derek Hyra (Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, American University)
They will be joined by:
Peter Tatian (Senior Fellow, Urban Institute's Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center)
Brian McCabe (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Georgetown University).
Additional researchers will be on hand to discuss results and answer questions.
Where: SIS Founders Room, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Transportation and parking information: http://www.american.edu/sis/about/directions.cfm
Background: The report “Diversity in the D.C. Area: Findings from the 2016 D.C. Area Study,” shows results from the first comprehensive survey on quality-of-life issues of D.C.-area residents. As Washington and its suburbs grow in diversity, AU researchers sought residents’ views on policing, crime, health, ethnic relations, trust in local government and business, and neighborhood perceptions. More than 1,000 residents in racially diverse and predominantly Latino neighborhoods were surveyed in both Spanish and English. Survey respondents came from D.C., Montgomery, Price George’s, Arlington, and Fairfax counties, and Alexandria, Fairfax City and Falls Church cities. 

Media Contact: Event is by RSVP. Media members are requested to RSVP with Rebecca Basu, Public Relations Manager, 202-885-5950, basu@american.edu

 

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