This conference will focus on issues of race, ethnicity, and place in the examination of the War on Poverty in cities large, medium, and small, across the United States. Looking to provide specific case studies of the War on Poverty program this conference highlights some of the accomplishments and problems of the War on Poverty after 1964. This conference is one of many being held during the academic years 2003/04 as the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies explores "Cities: Space, Society, and History." More information including panelist information will be available at the Davis Center website: http://davisctr.princeton.edu/index.php
WAR ON POVERTY Conference
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY NOVEMBER 21, 2003
211 DICKINSON HALL
Organized by Marc S. Rodriguez
9:00 am Coffee and Light Refreshments
Many Colored Coalitions: The War on Poverty in the Upper South
Comment: Annelise Orleck, Dartmouth College
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University "Grassroots Empowerment and Baltimore’s War on Poverty"
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin, Madison "‘Someday, I Don’t Know When... The Colored and White Will Stand Together’ Low-Income Southern Women and the War on Poverty."
Tom Kiffmeyer, Morehead State University "Transformation, Reformation, and the City in the Hills: Environmentalism, Pluralism, and the War on Poverty in Eastern Kentucky"
12:00-2:00 Break (on own)
Diverse Cities: Race, Ethnicity, and Region in the War on Poverty
Comment: Marc Rodriguez, Princeton University
Karen Tani, University of Pennsylvania "Asian Americans and the Community-based Development Movement"
Robert Bauman, Washington State University "‘The air was more filled with tension than smog’: Race and the War on Poverty in Los Angeles"
William S. Clayson, University of South Alabama "When Liberalism Incites Militance: The War on Poverty and Chicano Activism in Urban Texas"
Public Lecture & Keynote address by Michael Katz, University of Pennsylvania
"The War on Poverty and the Welfare State"
Reception will follow in the History Department’s Faculty Lounge
Co-sponsored by the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and the African-American Studies Program.
J. Houle, Manager
Shelby Cullom Davis Center
Princeton, NJ 08544-1017
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