The War on Poverty & Grassroots Struggles for Racial & Economic Justice
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Conference Date: November 9-10, 2007
Sponsored and hosted by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, November 9-10, 2007.
Please join us as we share & discuss path-breaking scholarship that re-evaluates the War on Poverty from the perspectives of grassroots activists who sought to harness the Johnson administrationís federal antipoverty initiatives to advance their local campaigns for racial & economic justice. While examining the interplay of federal policy and grassroots social movements, panelists will discuss such topics as the gender, racial, ethnic, and class dynamics of local struggles over War on Poverty programs; the urban and rural variations of the War on Poverty; the impact of the War on Poverty on Chicano, Native American, African American, and poor white community-based movements; and the reverberations of these movements within the Johnson administration.
Scheduled to appear:
* Susan Youngblood Ashmore, Oxford College of Emory University
* Robert Bauman, Washington State University Tri-Cities
* Brian Balogh, University of Virginia
* William Clayson, College of Southern Nevada
* Daniel M. Cobb, Miami University
* Kent B. Germany, University of South Carolina
* Laurie B. Green, University of Texas at Austin
* Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin (Madison)
* Lisa Gayle Hazirjian, Carnegie Mellon University
* Irene V. Holliman, University of Georgia
* Amy K. Jordan, Hampshire College
* Thomas Kiffmeyer, Morehead State University
* Guian McKee, University of Virginia
* Annelise Orleck, Dartmouth College
* Thomas Jackson, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
* Marc Simon Rodriguez, Notre Dame University
* Rhonda Williams, Case Western Reserve University
The program will include Friday and Saturday lunchtime plenary sessions, as well as four roundtable discussions with abstracts available in advance via secure website. We hope this format will foster greater dialogue among all present at the two-day event.
The conference is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required for web access to abstracts. For conference information and registration, please visit http://www.millercenter.virginia.edu/index.php/public/conferences/waronpoverty Registration should be completed by November 1.
Further inquiries about the conference program may be directed to the conference co-organizers, Lisa Gayle Hazirjian, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Guian McKee, gam2n@ virginia.edu.
Miller Center of Public Affairs
PO Box 400406
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22902-4406
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