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Salvage the Bones: Hurricane Katrina, Environmental Racism & Southern Blackness

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In this three week course, we'll use Jesmyn Ward's 'Salvage the Bones' to discuss Hurricane Katrina, Environmental Racism and the breadth of Southern Black identity and culture.
Mrs. Morgan
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (3)
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$12 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 4 weeks
90 minutes per class
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will analyze the impact of systemic racism and government inaction in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina through the lens of Jesmyn Ward's 'Salvage the Bones'. 
Please come to each class session having read the chapters will listed for discussion.
Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward Notebook/Notepad or Digital Note-taking Tool Writing Utensil
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Google Slides & YouTube will be presented in screen-share more to showcase various clips and content related to Ward's novel and the realities of Hurricane Katrina.
Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Mississippi After Katrina: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast by Jennifer Trivedi
There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster: Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina by Gregory Squires and Chester Hartman
Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast by Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright
The Women of Katrina: How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster by Emmanuel David
Not Just the Levees Broke: My Story During and After Hurricane Katrina by Phyllis Montana-Leblanc 

Meet the teacher

Mrs. Morgan
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (3)
Morgan Jael is a graduate of Washington University in St Louis where she earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in African/African American Studies and participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship where she surveyed the cultural... 
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