JUHAN workshop: Teaching Social Analysis in the Service of Justice: (Re)Building a Lost City -- A Blueprint for Global Justice Education in Post-Katrina New Orleans (w/ guest Gary Perry, Seattle University)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Diffley Board Room - BLM
Please join us in starting Year 2010 with a one-day faculty and syllabus development workshop featuring guest speaker Dr. Gary Perry from Seattle University. A native of New Orleans, Dr. Perry is presently conducting research on the gentrification in the wake of Katrina. He designed the course "New Orleans: The Legacy of Katrina,Community Partnerships and Immersion Experiences to Teach Social Analysis in the Service of Justice.” Dr. Perry will discuss the legacy of Katrina and how humanitarian crises response should be anchored in social analyses that examine in depth the socio-historical, cultural, political and economic factors surrounding the “natural” devastation that people encountered. In this workshop, faculty attention will be focused on the unique challenges involved in dealing with domestic natural disasters amounting to humanitarian crises. This August 2010, Dr. Perry will bring to New Orleans a group of faculty concerned with the plight of post-Katrina New Orleans. Interested Fairfield University faculty are invited to join this trip and more information will be available at the workshop. Also available will be great conversation, collaboration possibilities, ideas of bringing student engagement to the classroom, breakfast and lunch. Faculty participants will receive a $100 stipend. More information to follow. Contact Ana Siscar (email@example.com) with questions and interest. This workshop is sponsored by the Humanities Institute Grant, JUHAN, Core Integration Initiative, Global Citizenship Initiative, and Center for Faith and Public Life.