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Saturday, 29 December

540. Race and Disaster

3:30–4:45 p.m., Atlanta, Hyatt Regency

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada

Presiding: Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Creighton Univ.

1. “When the Winds Blew and the Levees Broke in the Chocolate City: The Survival of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in a Disaster Zone,” Danille K. Taylor, Dillard Univ.

2. “‘Tain’t de Poorness, It’s de Color and de Features’: Pedagogical Reconfigurations of Race and Space in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Hurricane Katrina,” Teresa Gilliams, Albright Coll.

3. “Like a Virgin (to Pain): Race, Pain, and Sympathy,” Sandy Alexandre, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.

4. “New Orleans Ain’t the Third World! The Racialization of Disaster,” Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

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