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Webinar: Race, Class and Disaster Relief.

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Online & Philander Smith College

Harry R. Kendall Building- Nugent Center

900 West Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, ARK 72202

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image courtesy: United Methodist Committee on Relief

"There have been times in my reporting from disaster zones when I have had the unsettling feeling that I was seeing not just a crisis in the here and now, but getting a glimpse of the future . . . One of those moments arrived in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, as I watched hordes of private military contractors descend on the flooded city to find ways to profit from the disaster, even as thousands of the city’s residents, abandoned by their government, were treated like dangerous criminals just for trying to survive."- Naomi Klein, The Guardian, "how power profits from disaster"

Philander Smith College, an historically Black undergraduate school, is teaming up with Auburn to discuss the phenomena of “disaster capitalism” -- when local communities reeling from tragedy are often exploited for labor, while wealthy interests otherwise profit.

This event comes in the wake of hurricane season, and is in anticipation of the the ongoing havoc related to climate change in our world. It is also meant to address the pressing needs of the most marginalized who are often impacted by disaster.

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With special remarks from the 14th president of the college, Roderick L. Smothers, Sr., Ph.D. (pictured right)

Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, Ph.D., is president and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, a private, independent foundation. West-Scantlebury’s work focuses on economic development; education; and economic, racial, and social justice. Before coming to Little Rock, Dr. West-Scantlebury served as the founding director of the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, which was established post hurricane’s Katrina and Rita. (pictured middle)

Rev. John Vaughn is executive vice president of Auburn Seminary. Before joining Auburn, Rev. Vaughn led the Twenty-First Century Foundation’s Gulf Coast recovery and rebuilding efforts. (pictured left.)

"Relief and rebuilding is not color blind," says Vaughn, who will speak to how systemic racism around relief and recovery can play out in crisis.

Join these philanthropic insiders on December 7th at 12 noon CST to learn about the pitfalls and opportunities embedded within post-disaster development.

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Start time is Thursday December 7, 2017 from 2 PM to 3 PM (Central). Important: if you're in New York City or anywhere else Eastern Standard Time, that's a 3 PM start time; Mountain time, that's 1 PM, and Pacific 12 noon.

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Little Rock, ARK 72202

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