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Hurricane aftermath forum at Cornell

ITHACA — “Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath: Race, Class and the Environment,” will be the topic of a public forum from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the Uris Hall auditorium on the campus of Cornell University.

Panelists will include Kalama Ya Salaam, a New Orleans author, educator and filmmaker; Kishi Animashaun, an assistant professor of Africana Studies at Syracuse University and a specialist on New Orleans history and environmental justice; Malik Rahim, a New Orleans-based activist and public housing tenants organizer, veteran of the Black Panther Party's Louisiana Chapter, and a Green Party Candidate for New Orleans City Council; and Folake Akande, a graduate student at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Robert L. Harris Jr., vice provost for diversity and Faculty Development and professor of Africana Studies at Cornell, will be the moderator.

The forum is sponsored by Cornell's Africana Studies and Research Center and organized jointly with CU's Black Professional Women organization and theUjamaa Residential College.

All are invited. For details, e-mail Salah M. Hassan, director of the Africana Center, at

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