Black Geographies at the New Orleans AAG 2018

Black Geographies Specialty Group Calendar

Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers
New Orleans, LA
April 9-April 14, 2018
(*** denotes BGSG-organized events)

 

Monday, April 9

Black Geographies Past and Present: A Visit to the Whitney Plantation and the Black Geographies City Tour (BGSG Field Trip)***
Monday, April 9
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Register for field trip via the AAG website

Tuesday, April 10


Geographies of Black Displacement Walking Tour
Tuesday, April 10
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Register for field trip via the AAG website

African Life in the French Quarter Walking Tour
Tuesday, April 10
1:00 PM– 3:00 PM
Register for field trip via the AAG website

Jazz and Maps at the Mint
Tuesday, April 11
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Register for field trip via the AAG website

New Orleans Walking Tour: Public Education, Race, and Katrina
Tuesday, April 10
2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Register for field trip via the AAG website

Land justice in the city
Tuesday, April 10
8:00 AM-9:40 AM
Napoleon D2, Sheraton 3rd Floor

As the South Goes… Racial Capitalism and Organizing Against the Plantation Regime in the U.S. South
Tuesday, April 10
8:00 AM-9:40 AM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Special Presentation by Dr. Perry Carter: Seeking those who are Absent yet ever Present — Representations of the Enslaved at Ghanaian and Louisianan Tourist Sites
Tuesday, April 10
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Galerie 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor

Reflections on Berkeley Black Geographies 2017
Tuesday, April 10
12:40 PM-2:20 PM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Insurgent Black Geographies
Tuesday, April 10
2:40 PM-4:20 PM
Napoleon D2, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Representations of the Black Spatial Imaginary
Tuesday, April 10
2:40 PM-4:20 PM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Workshop on Online Engagement for Minority Scholars (Part 1)
Tuesday, April 10
2:40 PM-4:20 PM
Oak Alley, Sheraton, 4th Floor

How Racism Takes Place: New Narratives of Race, Place and Geography, Session I
Tuesday, April 10
4:40 PM-6:20 PM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Workshop on Online Engagement for Minority Scholars (Part 2)
Tuesday, April 10
4:40 PM-6:20 PM
Oak Alley, Sheraton, 4th Floor

Centering Racial and Global Agrifood (In)Justice in Agrarian Practice
Tuesday, April 10
4:40 PM-6:20 PM
Rampart, Sheraton, 5th Floor

Presidential Plenary: “When the Big Easy Isn’t So Easy: Learning from New Orleans’ Geographies of Struggle” by Derek Alderman
Tuesday, April 10
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor, Sheraton

 

Wednesday, April 11

Zydeco, Gumbo, and Black Innovators: A Day Trip to Southwestern Louisiana Creole Country
Wednesday, April 11
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Register for field trip via the AAG website

Louisiana’s Historic River Road
Wednesday, April 11, 8:00 AM– 5:00 PM
Register for field trip via the AAG website

Geographies of Land//Liberation 1
Wednesday, April 11
8:00 AM-9:40 AM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Geographies of Land//Liberation 2
Wednesday, April 11
10:00-11:40 PM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Revisiting the Black Atlantic: The present and future of Black Geographies
Wednesday, April 11
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Napoleon D2, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Critical Race Geographies of New Orleans
Wednesday, April 11
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Borgne Room, Sheraton, 3rd Floor

Ethnic Geography in the Trump Era: Diversity, Bigotry, and Activism
Wednesday, April 11
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Where’s the Justice? Critical Approaches to Environmental Justice Research I: Anti-Colonial & Community Perspectives
Wednesday, April 11
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Rampart, Sheraton, 5th Floor

Black Matters are Spatial Matters
Wednesday, April 11
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Borgne Room, Sheraton, 3rd Floor

Where’s the Justice? Critical Approaches to Environmental Justice Research II: Governance, Risk, and Toxins
Wednesday, April 11
3:20 PM-5:00 PM
Rampart, Sheraton, 5th Floor

50th Anniversary of the MLK Assassination: Revisiting the Memory and Continuing Urgency of the African American Freedom Struggle
Wednesday, April 11
3:20 PM-5:00 PM
Borgne Room, Sheraton, 3rd Floor

How Racism Takes Place in the Academy: A Workshop on Structural Racism and Implicit Bias in the Ivory Tower
Wednesday, April 11
5:20 PM-7:00 PM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Where’s the Justice? Critical Approaches to Environmental Justice Research III: Spaces of Oppression & Resistance
Wednesday, April 11
5:20 PM-7:00 PM
Rampart, Sheraton, 5th Floor

Cultural Geography Specialty Group Marquee Address by Michael Crutcher
Wednesday, April 11
5:20 PM-7:00 PM
Borgne Room, Sheraton, 3rd Floor

 

Thursday, April 12

A People’s Guide to New Orleans: Resistance in the Treme
Thursday, April 12
10:00 PM– 12:00 PM
Register for field trip via the AAG website

Forty Years Later: Harold Rose’s Geographies of Despair and Contentious Sites of Belonging
Thursday, April 12
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Tracing Black Queer Spatialities – #1
Thursday, April 12
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Napoleon D2, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Reflections on Black Europe
Thursday, April 12
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Black Geographies Specialty Group Mentorship Panel***
Thursday, April 12
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Tracing Black Queer Spatialities – #2
Thursday, April 12
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Napoleon D2, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Latinx Geographies I: Urban Politics and Resistance
Thursday, April 12
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Edgewood AB, Sheraton, 4th Floor

Latinx Geographies II: Borders, Migration and Activism
Thursday, April 12
3:20 PM-5:00 PM
Edgewood AB, Sheraton, 4th Floor

Robert Bullard’s Plenary Talk: “The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Race and Place Still Matter.”
Thursday, April 12
3:20 PM – 5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom A-C, 5th Floor, Sheraton

A Conversation on Black Spatial Imaginaries with George Lipsitz
Thursday, April 12
5:20 PM-7:00 PM
Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Latinx Geographies III: Envisioning Alternatives
Thursday, April 12
5:20 PM-7:00 PM
Edgewood AB, Sheraton, 4th Floor

 

Friday, April 13

Interpreting Slavery at River Road Plantations
Friday, April 13, 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Register for Field Trip via the AAG website

 

Abolition Ecologies 1
Friday, April 13
8:00 AM-9:40 AM
Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

 

Abolition Ecologies 2
Friday, April 13
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Decolonization Epistemologies: Black Women Creating Space Between the Words
Friday, April 13
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Napoleon D2, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Black Geographies Specialty Group Business Meeting***
Friday, April 13
11:50 AM-1:10 PM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Author Meets Critics: Peter J. Hudson’s Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean
Friday, April 13
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

How Racism Takes Place: New Narratives of Race, Place and Geography, Session II
Friday, April 13
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Value-Based Praxis in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Action for Social and Environmental Equity I
Friday, April 13
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Napoleon A2, Sheraton, 3rd Floor

Back to the City: Food, Gentrification, and Displacement
Friday, April 14
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Bayside B, Sheraton, 4th Floor

White Supremacy and the (Re)Making of America
Friday, April 13
1:20 PM-3:00 PM
Napoleon D2, Sheraton 3rd Floor

How Racism Takes Place: New Narratives of Race, Place and Geography, Session III
Friday, April 13
3:20 PM-5:00 PM
Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Author Meets Critics – Ted Rutland’s Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax
Friday, April 13
3:20 PM-5:00 PM
Napoleon D3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Value-Based Praxis in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Action for Social and Environmental Equity II
Friday, April 13
3:20 PM-5:00 PM
Napoleon A2, Sheraton, 3rd Floor

Black Geographies Specialty Group Inaugural Plenary by DJ Lynnée Denise***
Friday, April 13
5:20 PM-7:00 PM
Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Capitalism Nature Socialism Keynote: Land, Autonomy, and Inclusivity in the Tiny House Strategy
Friday, April 13
5:20 PM-7:00 PM
Astor Ballroom III, Astor, 2nd Floor

 

Saturday, April 14

Revolutionary Methodologies: Strategies and Implications of Challenging Hegemonic Knowledge Production
Saturday, April 14
8:00 AM-9:40 AM
Studio 6, Marriott, 2nd Floor

 

Space, Place and Music: New Research in the Study of Geography and Music
Saturday, April 14
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Napoleon B2, Sheraton 3rd Floor

Changing Face of Harlem: Documentary Screening
Saturday, April 14
10:00 AM-11:40 AM
Napoleon B3, Sheraton 3rd Floor

New Perspectives on Mediterranean Integration I: Identity, Citizenship, Belonging
Saturday, April 14
2:00 PM-3:40 PM
Napoleon A1, Sheraton, 3rd Floor

Clyde Woods’ Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Saturday, April 14
2:00 PM-3:40 PM
Maurepas, Sheraton, 3rd Floor

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