F3_11 Geographies of Black Displacement Walking Tour

Type: Field Trip
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Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 12:30 PM (MDT)
Room: Field Trip Departure, Canal Street Entrance, Main Lobby, Marriott Hotel...
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers


To attend this field trip you must register in advance at the AAG on-site registration desk (Mardi Gras Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott). All field trips depart from the Canal St. entrance of the New Orleans Marriott.

F3_11 Geographies of Black Displacement Walking Tour

Organizer: Shana M. griffin (PUNCTUATE)

Beginning with the formation of New Orleans and its cartography of violence and racial slavery, this 2.5-hour walking tour will trace geographies of black displacement, dislocation, containment, and disposability in land-use planning, housing policy, and urban development. Tour highlights will include a timeline, discussions of historical and contemporary forms of property-led development, spatial segregation, the location and construction of public housing developments and interstate highways, discriminatory housing practices, and post-Hurricane Katrina policies that made people disappear. The walking tour will feature an emphasis on moments of refusal, rupture, and protest.

Shana M. griffin, independent researcher, black feminist activist, and founder of PUNCTUATE, will conduct the tour. The tour will start in the French Quarter, move through Bienville Basin (formerly Iberville Housing Development and site of Storyville), the historic Tremé community, and end in the lower Mid-City neighborhood.


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