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FEATURED THEME

Racism and Violence

In the wake of the death of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of George Zimmerman, the 2014 AAG meeting in Tampa presents a particularly apposite opportunity to highlight geographical scholarship addressing racism and violence. In addition to special sessions organized by AAG Past-President Audrey Kobayashi and Professor Joe Darden on the U.S. ‘stand your ground’ law, many others have developed sessions and submitted papers related to this theme. The Racism and Violence special session theme focuses on the need for more comprehensive civil rights legislation, desegregation of public schools, and greater access to employment for all groups and an increased minimum wage.

Sessions of particular significance under this theme are 3173 and 3273, Stand Your Ground (1&2), 3552, Author Meets Critics with Joe Darden, and 4756 Julian Bond’s Atlas Awardee presentation.

 

Featured Sessions

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Time
Session # Session Title
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM 1211 Epistemologies of Violence: Critical engagements across space, time and sites of difference (II) 
12:40 PM - 2:20 PM 1411 Political Ecology and Race I: Environmental Injustice and Activism 
12:40 PM - 2:20 PM 1469 Race, Space and Other Predictive Factors for Violence
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM 1569 Have We Moved Beyond the Color Line?: A Conversation on Race, Place, and Black Geographies intheAmerican South 
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM 1511 Political Ecology and Race II: Agriculture, Food, and the Politics of Land 
4:40 PM - 6:20 PM 1611 Political Ecology and Race III: City, Region, Nation

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Time
Session # Session Title
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM 2139 Exploring the Intersections of GIS, Structural Violence and Social Justice Activism 
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM 2234 Geographies of Race and Ethnicity 
12:40 PM - 2:20 PM 2409 FQG: Race, Biopolitics, and the Future I 
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM 2509 FQG: Race, Biopolitics, and the Future II 
4:40 PM - 6:20 PM 2626 2014 Antipode Annual Lecture--Rinaldo Walcott: Zones of Black Death: Institutions, Knowledges,and States ofBeing 
4:40 PM - 6:20 PM 2609 FQG: Race, Biopolitics, and the Future Panel 

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time
Session # Session Title
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM 3173 Stand Your ground: Geographies of Violence and the Uneven Legal Landscape
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM 3273 Stand Your Ground: The Consequences of Stand Your Ground Laws, Racial Profiling, and the RighttoPublicSpace
12:40 PM - 2:20 PM 3473 Local and embodied responses to racism 
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM 3552 Author Meets Critics: Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the RacialDivide
4:40 PM - 6:20 PM 3673 Critical Race Theory: The Current State of Research and New Possibilities 
4:40 PM - 6:20 PM  3652 Environment and Planning A Forum: After Neoliberalism? The Kilburn Manifesto

 

Friday, April 1, 2014

Time
Session # Session Title
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM 4168 Race, Space, and Nature I
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM 4268 Race, Space, and Nature II
12:40 PM - 2:20 PM 4468 Civil Rights Legacy I : Revisiting the Movement 
12:40 PM - 2:20 PM 4421 Race is but one--Examining Violence and Non-Violence in Asia and the Asian Diaspora
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM 4568 Civil Rights Legacy II: Everyday and Contemporary Struggles
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM 4521 Race and Space in America and its Margins
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM 4574 Race, Gender and Geography I: Intersections
4:40 PM - 6:20 PM 4668 Civil Rights Legacy III: Expanding the Boundaries and Identities 
4:40 PM - 6:20 PM 4674 Race, Gender and Geography II: Colonialism and Empire
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 4756 AAG ATLAS AWARD: Julian Bond, Civil Rights Pioneer and Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time
Session # Session Title
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM 5270 Vital Geographical Themes: Crime, Ethnicity, and Cities