Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community, February 25, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. T Walters. Stony Brook University
contact email: 
twalters@notes.sunysb.edu

"Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community" is a one-day conference devoted to exploring the various ways Black activists, scholars, agriculturalists, and politicians have been (and are) currently responding to environmental issues within communities of color. At this time we are accepting papers that examine a variety of issues linked to environmentalism such as 1. the impact of toxic dump sites in urban communities, 2. the black community's involvement with green initiatives from the grassroots level to the international stage, 3. the relationship between environmentalism and activism within the black community, or 4. educating children of color about the vulnerability of the planet. Other topics will be taken into consideration.

Please send your 300 page abstracts along with a cv to
Dr. Walters
Stony Brook University
Dept of Africana Studies
SBS 257
Stony Brook, NY 11794

or email to:

twalters@notes.sunysb.edu
or walterstracey@hotmail.com

cfp categories: 
african-american
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond