[update] Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in the Black Community, 2/25/2010, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Tracey 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.
The conference will take place on the campus of Stony Brook University on Feb 25th, 2010. Scheduled keynote speaker is noted environmentalist Simran Sethi.

Please send your 300 word abstracts along with a cv by Dec 10, 2009 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
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
general_announcements