CSC 33976 - Environmental Justice and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Katrina, Spring 2009
Environmental Justice and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Katrina
Professor Cynthia Toms Smedley
Center for Social Concerns
Six weekly 1.5 hour seminars
Week-long immersion experience in New Orleans, Louisiana.
From the perspectives of environmental justice and human rights, this seminar will explore how impoverished communities in Louisiana are recovering from Hurricane Katrina. We will explore the historical, political, and economic issues that created a culture of inequality in these areas. The course will also critically reflect on the nexus between social stratification, poverty, and current environmental issues facing the New Orleans community.