Conversations

10 March 2017
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Episode #3
Sharon Sutton in Conversation with Mabel O. Wilson

Columbia GSAPP Associate Professor Mabel O. Wilson (‘91 M.Arch) speaks with Sharon Sutton ('73 M.Arch) about the publication of her new book, When Ivory Towers Were Black, which tells the story of how an unparalleled cohort of ethnic minority students earned degrees from Columbia University’s School of Architecture during a time of fierce struggles to open the ivory tower to ethnic minority students. A book launch and discussion was held at Columbia GSAPP on February 23, 2017.

“Social justice in this case is occurring on two levels: the one is opening up the elite professions to historically marginalized students; the other is using institutional resources to improve historically marginalized populations. And that has been my life agenda.”
- Sharon Sutton

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