|Hurricane forum at Metro State on 9/23||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Minnesota Cuba Committee (mncubagmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 05:10:03 -0700 (PDT)|
Hurricanes: The Politics of Disaster Response in Cuba, Haiti and the United States Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 -8:00 pm, Metro State University, St. Paul Two years ago, the images of devastation in the wake of hurricane Katrina, particularly in New Orleans' Ninth Ward, raised questions about the U.S. government's preparedness to respond to disasters in low-income communities of color. In light of more recent hurricane activity in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the panelists at this teach-in will discuss how differences in hurricane preparedness and relief efforts in Cuba, Haiti and the United States highlight underlying issues of race, class and policy. Speakers: August Nimtz (Professor, Political Science, University of Minnesota), Kelvin Monroe (Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies, Metropolitan State University) and Ruben Joanem, (Community Organizer, Haiti Justice Committee). Location: Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus Library, Room 302, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000 (for directions visit: http://www.metrostate.edu/library/location.html#stpaul). Refreshments will be provided. The event will be followed the same night by a benefit for Cuban hurricane relief at First Avenue/7th St. Entry nightclub in Minneapolis. More information at the Minnesota Cuba Committee website below.
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