Ujima's talk on December 13th at 6:00 PM will be given by J. Phillip Thompson, Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Politics at MIT. Phil also heads the Health Working Group at the School of Architecture and Planning (and Media Lab) at MIT. Phil’s research focuses on black politics, community development, and political economy. Outside of his work at MIT, Thompson works with labor unions, community groups, and local government officials on strategies and policies for economic and social justice. Phil earned a PhD in Political Science from the City University of New York Graduate Center, a Masters degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College in New York, and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University.