#TakeEmDown: Anti-Racist Struggles to Remove Symbols of White Supremacy from Public Spaces

Type: Panel
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: Reuben Rose-Redwood, Derek Alderman
Chairs: Reuben Rose-Redwood

Description

In the wake of the Charleston Massacre of 2015 and the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, anti-racist activism has surged across the United States and beyond. In particular, anti-racist activists have called attention to, and sought to challenge, the ways in which white supremacy is enshrined in public monuments, memorials, and place names. This panel shall examine the ongoing struggles to remove symbols of white supremacy from public spaces in New Orleans and in cities across the United States, drawing insight from academic geographers and a local New Orleans artist-activist.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Introduction Derek Alderman University of Tennessee 5
Introduction Reuben Rose-Redwood University of Victoria 5
Panelist A Scribe Called Quess? 18
Panelist Perry Carter Texas Tech University 18
Panelist Jennifer Speights-Binet Samford University 18
Panelist Jonathan Leib Old Dominion University 18
Panelist Altha Cravey University Of North Carolina 18

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