New Orleans in Person

NEW ORLEANS IN PERSON: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, PO'BOYS AND RACIAL JUSTICE

Group Contacts: Dr. Stephen Danley, Department of Public Policy and Administration (stephen.danley@rutgers.edu)

Travel Dates: January 12-18, 2020

Class Meeting Times: Wednesdays from 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM

Course number: 50:975:380

Program Cost: $1,375*

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This "New Orleans in Person" course focuses on urban activism in the post-Katrina context. As the city changed, there were opportunities and challenges around racial justice and cultural appropriation. Students will read and learn about those issues, ranging from confederate statues, to the exclusion within the sharing economy, to the profit and appropriation surrounding New Orleans arts scenes. In January, the group will visit New Orleans, talk with these very activists over po'boys and see up close the tension between tourism and appropriation, and between revitalization and racial justice. Excursions and group activities include panel discussions at the Community Book Center, a tour of the Backstreet Cultural Museum, and visits to the Guerrilla Gardens and art galleries.

*The program cost includes airfare, lodging, cultural visits, and some meals. The program cost is approximate and subject to change and is in addition to tuition.