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Down By the River: Symposium Schedule

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2009 by Ferentz Lafargue

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Down By The River: Race and Environmental Justice Organizing and Policy

2009 Undergraduate Symposium on Ethnicity and Race

Friday, November 20 2009

Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts

Whether responding to harsh effects of toxic-dumping in Birmingham, Bronzeville or Brooklyn, activists, community members, and politicians have often regarded race and ethnicity as crucial factors in the research and analysis produced to combat unjust environmental practices. . In light of these efforts, Eugene Lang College’s Ethnicity and Race Program presents Down By The River: An Undergraduate Symposium on Race and Environmental Justice Organizing and Policy.

Breakfast 9am – 10am

66 W. 12th Street Room 510

Opening Remarks: 10:30am

Ferentz Lafargue, Directory Ethnicity and Race Program, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts

10:45 – 11:45

Panel I: Making Policy, Making Money, Making Community

Alyse Y. Serrell

Can Becoming a Farmer Be the New American Dream?

Edlira Qatipi

Healthy Food Markets For the South Bronx.

Aminta Kilawan

Policy-Making, Money-Making, and Community-Shaping: Can the three exist together?

Moderator: Dr.  Christina Greer, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Panel II: Engineering Community Revival

Hiram Arnaud

Looking Beyond Academia for Solutions to City Development Problems

Ian Christie

Overcoming Racial Microaggression:
 Structured Dialogic Design at the Intersection of Urban and Environmental Politics

Kathryn Tipora

Engineering the Revival of Communities: A Historical Analysis of Two South Bronx Expressways and a Critical Look at the Future of These Spaces

Moderator, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Author, Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet

Lunch 1:00pm – 2:00pm

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Panel III: Mobilizing Hunts Point

Jillian Sesenton

Mobilizing the Residents of Hunts Point

Margaux Weeke

The Political Tactics of Charter School Development in Hunts Point

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Workshop: United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park (UPROSE)

“Our People, Our ‘Hoods, Our Future: Youth Organizing for Climate Justice in NYC”

Reception: Wollman Hall, 65 W. 11th Street 5th Floor

5:30pm – 7:00pm

2009 Lorraine Hansberry Reading

Detroit 2000 By Brian Tucker

Brian Tucker’s Detroit 2000 is a provocative meditation on Global Warming.

Sponsored by:

Eugene Lang College: Dean’s Office; Environmental Studies; Ethnicity and Race Program, Office of Special Projects; Fordham University; and the Applied Research Center (ARC).

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