AddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] [email protected] American sociologist Annette Lareau to give Rice Gray/Wawro Lecture Series talk Sept. 18HOUSTON – (Sept. 10, 2014) – Annette Lareau, the Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Sociology, will speak on the intersections of class, race and child rearing in America as part of Rice University’s Gray/Wawro Lecture Series Sept 18.The talk is free and open to the public and will take place at South Main Baptist Church as part of the Faith And Reason seminar, “Houston: Confronting Poverty from the Heart of Faith.”Who: American sociologist Annette Lareau.What: Gray/Wawro Lecture Series talk on “Class, Race and Childrearing: Unequal Childhoods and Unequal Adulthoods.”When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Where: South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main St., Houston.Lareau is the author of “Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life” (2003), which won a distinguished publication award from three different sections of the American Sociological Association (ASA). In 2011, a second edition of “Unequal Childhoods” was published with 100 new pages that revisit the children of the original study a decade later as they enter adulthood. Lareau also is the author of “Home Advantage: Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education” (2000). She has been a residential fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. She is currently president of the ASA.Through the support of Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, this lecture series recognizes health as a matter of physical and social well-being and highlights gender as a key factor determining opportunity and quality of life. Each lecture brings to Houston a leading scholar whose work inspires deeper understanding of the gender features underlying urgent health concerns and fosters public conversation that can prompt informed action toward a more just world.Hosted by Rice’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, the event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and RSVPs are requested by Sept. 16 to [email protected] more information about the Faith And Reason seminar, see www.faithandreason.org/index.php/main/seminar/houston.Rice faculty speaking at the seminar include Rosemary Hennessy, CSWGS director and professor of English; Diana Strassmann, the Carolyn and Fred McManis Distinguished Professor in the Practice of the Humanities and director of Rice’s Program on Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities based in the CSWGS; and Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.