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Introducing Our Plenary Speaker Dr. Kris Marsh

Dr. Kris Marsh received her PhD from the University of Southern California in 2005. She was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina before joining the faculty of Maryland where she has been tenured since 2014. Dr.Marsh’s general areas of expertise are the Black middle class, demography, racial […]

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Introducing Our Keynote Speaker Charita Cole Brown


Against doctors’ predictions, Charita Cole Brown has been living in bipolar I recovery for more than twenty-five years. Charita Cole Brown was diagnosed with a severe form of bipolar disorder while finishing her final semester as an English major at Wesleyan University. Doctors predicted she would never lead a “normal” life. Despite that pessimistic prognosis […]

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