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?
Healthy Food Markets For the South Bronx.
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
Looking Beyond Academia for Solutions to City Development Problems
Overcoming Racial Microaggression: Structured Dialogic Design at the Intersection of Urban and Environmental Politics
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
Mobilizing the Residents of Hunts Point
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.
Eugene Lang College: Dean’s Office; Environmental Studies; Ethnicity and Race Program, Office of Special Projects; Fordham University; and the Applied Research Center (ARC).