GeoWeek at MSU creates awareness of people and place

Nov 16, 2015

Current State kicks of its Geography Awareness Week series. Peter Whorf talks with MSU professor Joe Darden.

Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, National Geographic's Geography Awareness Week helps young Americans better understand geo-spatial issues and recognize their roles as global citizens. Michigan State University plays the lead role in GeoWeek in Mid-Michigan with a variety of public  opportunities designed to create an awareness about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life.

Current State will present several discussions on the many facets of geography this week, leading off with Peter Whorf's conversation with MSU Professor Joe Darden.

Dr. Darden’s research interests are in the areas of urban social geography and neighborhood inequality. He is the author or co-author of 7 books, most recently "Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide."