Tuesday, March 24, 2015

UNO Hosts Race, Gender and Class 2015 Conference

The University of New Orleans opens its doors this week to host the "Race, Gender and Class Conference 2015," co-sponsored by the Race, Gender & Class journal published by the UNO Sociology Department, together with the Southern University of New Orleans Center for African and African American Studies and SUNO Sociological Association Race, Gender & Class Section.

Join Us!

The University of New Orleans opens its doors this week to Race, Gender & Class 2015 Conference the Lakefront Arena.

The Race, Gender and Class 2015 Conference takes place March 26-28 at the University at the University of New Orleans at the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center Ball Room, Lakefront Campus, Building 27. Lodging is available on the UNO Campus at Pontchartrain Hall.

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To see the conference program, click here.

The Race, Gender and Class 2015 Conference takes place March 26-28 at the University of New Orleans, in the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center Ball Room, Lakefront Campus, Building 27. Lodging is available on the UNO Campus at Pontchartrain Hall.

The theme of this year's conference is "Other America; Depoliticization of Race, Gender, and Class; Race, Gender, and Class Social Injustice." Organizers have broken down information like this, according to promotional materials:

1. The Other America: 

"To confront the economic and environmental injustice, we must first bring economic and environmental injustice in the forefront," promotional materials said. "Although the economy has sputtered back to life recently, about 47 million Americans remain at or below the poverty line.

"In addition, as in Harrington’s day, a disproportionate share of the nation’s poor are African-American, Latino, Native American and White working class," materials said. "Although poverty is borne more heavily by minorities, that doesn’t mean that is only, or even mainly, a minority problem. In fact, millions of Americans—of all colors, ethnicities, gender and backgrounds—are living at or below the poverty line."

The conference will examine what race, gender and class progressives have to say on these issues in "the days to come."

2. The Depoliticization of Race, Class and Gender (RGC):

The second main theme, organizers said, is "to engage RGC social theorists and activists about the issues of the lack of politicization of race, gender, class about social justice and equality."

Promotional materials for the conference said "this issue is particularly important given the misreading of the intersectionality of race, gender, class."

3. Race, Gender, Class, Social Injustice - The conference is open and all selected topics include progressive thought for social change toward social justice for all. 

A list of presenters and attendees show that speakers ail from universities all over the continent, including:

  • University of New Orleans
  • Southern University at New Orleans
  • Alliant International University
  • Arkansas State University
  • Auburn University
  • Dillard University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Francis Marion University
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Jackson State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Manhattan College
  • Mississippi Golf Community College
  • Riverside
  • Spring Hill College
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Southern University
  • University of Education at Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • The University of Texas-Austin
  • University of California
  • University of Houston
  • Universidad Metropolitan
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • West Virginia State University