Race, Gender, and Class Solidarity across Borders: Natural and Social Catastroph

Starting Date: 02-01-2007
Ending Date: 02-04-2007

New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
The 2007 Race, Gender, and Class Annual Conference is Co-organized by SUNO RGC Project and ASA SWS Sociologist for Women in Society, and sponsored by UNO RGC Studies, The Asia Baptist Church at New Orleans, and SUNO Student Government Association

Hurricane Katrina has been called one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. The aftermath of the storm, however, uncovered human-made disasters of equal magnitude. As the world watched, the economic, political, and social systems of the U.S. were exposed, and amid this chaos glaring questions about race, gender and class inequalities became evident. What were also evident were the efforts of ordinary women and men to rebuild. And natural catastrophes, such as Katrina and Tsunami – with their televised images of the poor people left to fend for themselves provide a reminder that there is still race, gender and class issues in America and around the world, as well as what a vision of what the consequences of such RGC inequality can cause. This Conference proposes to examine those issues across border (U.S, Latin America, Asia…)

The meeting will be held at the University of New Orleans Conference Center, located in the Hampton Inn, French Quarter Area. All reservations must be made no later than 01/02/07. Guest room reservations are to be made by calling 1-866-311-1200 (toll free) or 504-529-9990 and requesting the group code (SUNO), included in the reservations The Conference Registration fees are $175 and $125 for students due by 01/02/07.

“Comin Back to New Orleans” by Dr. William “Doc” Belisle (SUNO) (producer and performer)

Welcoming by Dr. Rose Duhon-Sells, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Southern University at New Orleans.

The meeting will have speakers from 1) India: Fatima Burnard; Nicaragua: Yamilet Mejia; Sri Lanka: Surya, Canada: Roxanne Rimstead; David Leahy, Domenic Beneventi 2) New Orleans (presenters to be announced)) 3) and across the country (list to be psoted)
Geographical Scope: National

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