Katrina After Ten

Pembroke Hall, Room 305

This symposium and October 1 Keynote + Poetry Performance mark the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Katrina in New Orleans. Katrina After Tenbrings together activists, artists, and intellectuals to discuss critical issues such as environmental racism, gender discrimination, gentrification, mass incarceration, education and privatization; as well as the history and future of social movements in the city.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, 155 Angell Street

5:00 p.m. Performance by New Orleans poet and activist Sunni Patterson 

6:00 p.m. Keynote Lecture: Professor George Lipsitz, UC Santa Barbara, "Walking with New Orleans: Where Do We Go From Here"

Friday, October 2, 2015
Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street

9:20am Tricia Rose, Opening Comments

Environmental Racism and the Future of Urban Social Movements 

  • Joshua B. Guild, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Princeton University 
  • Malik Rahim, Cofounder of Common Ground Collective 
  • Cindi Katz, Professor of Geography, Environmental Psychology, Women's Studies, and American Studies, and Chair of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program, CUNY Graduate Center

11am—11:15am Coffee/Bio Break

Reconstruction and the Right to the City 

  • Eric Tang, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies Department and faculty member in the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin 
  • Shana Griffin, black feminist activist and researcher 
  • William P. Quigley, Professor of Law and Director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center, Loyola University New Orleans

12:45—2:00pm Lunch break

Moral Panics & Mass Incarceration in the Neoliberal City 

  • Jordan T. Camp, Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA and Watson Institute, Brown University 
  • Malcolm Suber, New Orleans community activist, founding member of People's Hurricane Relief Fund 
  • Lydia PelotHobbs, Ph.D. Candidate in Geography, CUNY Graduate Center

3:30—3:45pm Coffee/Bio Break

Students at the Center and the Fight Against the Privatization of Public Education 

  • Kalamu ya Salaam, Writer and codirector of Students at the Center 
  • Jim Randels, Founder and codirector of Students at the Center, executive vice president of United Teachers of New Orleans 
  • Ashley Jones, Codirector of Students at the Center 
  • Tareian King, Member of Students at the Center

5:30pm Closing Comments & Reception 

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America. 
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Office of the President, Watson Institute, Taubman Center for Public Policy, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre. 

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