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We are pleased to offer a variety of events to enhance your experience at the ASA annual meeting. Please read below and reserve your space now for events with limited capacity.

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Reproductive Justice Solidarity Event to Benefit Community Organizers

Thursday, Nov. 3 at 8pm. Join ASA President Shana L. Redmond for a reading and discussion of Natalie Moore’s The Billboard with a stellar panel of activists, scholars, and artists, including Jerrika Hinton of Gray’s Anatomy and Hunters. Offsite Event Location : New Orleans Art Bar (2128 St. Claude Ave)

Pay what you can afford. All proceeds benefit Women With a Vision, the Reproductive Justice Action Collective NOLA, and the New Orleans Abortion Fund. Advanced tickets strongly recommended. Walk ups tickets available as space allows. Open to the public.


Solidarity Luncheon 
Friday, November 4, Noon to 1:30pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Churchill B1

The First Annual ASA Solidarity Luncheon promotes the ASA's Baxter Graduate Student Travel Fund and Solidarity Fund supporting contingent faculty, community-based scholars and artists, unemployed and underemployed scholars, and undergraduate students. Our featured speaker is Dr. Lorgia García-Peña (Tufts University), multiple award-winning author of The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nations and Archives of Contradictions (2016), Community as Rebellion: A Syllabus for Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color (2022), and Translating Blackness: Latinx Colonialities in Global Perspective (2022).

Sliding-scale tickets are $25, $50, and $100. All tickets include a full buffet lunch with three entrees (meat and vegetarian), salads, sides, and desserts. Tickets also include a free copy of Dr. García-Peña’s book, Community as Rebellion (Haymarket Books), a meditation of teaching Ethnic Studies as a woman of color in the academy. Books provided through a generous donation from the Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Committee on Departments, Programs, and Centers Breakfast
Friday, November 4, 8:00 to 9:45am
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Prince of Wales

Theme: Collaborating to Build and Sustain Programs Through Crisis. We hope to engage attendees in discussing collective ideas and strategies for building and sustaining programs through crisis. We also want to get feedback on the needs and directions members envision for the DPC committee moving forward. Following the breakfast, we will have a roundtable discussion seeks to explore the specific plans and projects that program, department, and center heads have employed during the crisis of the last few years. 

Tickets are $30 for a full-service breakfast, including egg and vegetable frittata, breakfast potatoes, oven roasted tomato salad, orange juice, coffee, and tea.

The Backstreet Cultural Museum: A Powerhouse of Knowledge
Friday, November 4, 10:30am to 12:00 pm
Location: 1531 St. Phillips St, New Orleans, LA 70116

The Backstreet Museum is home to collections of suits, artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, films, and other materials produced by cultural bearers, such as Black Masking Indians/Mardi Gras Indians, social aid and pleasure clubs, the Northside Skull and Bone Gang, and baby dolls. The Backstreet Cultural Museum grows out of the very community-based processions and masking traditions it represents. The collections inform, enlighten, and inspire visitors of all ages. The collections continue to grow with donations of new objects that incorporate unique influences while simultaneously maintaining traditional styles The tour includes a tour of the museum’s current exhibition, music by representatives of the Black Masking Indian/Mardi Gras Indian tradition, social aid and pleasure clubs, and baby dolls.


30+ Years of Black Feminist Struggle: A Central City Tour with Women With A Vision (Program Committee Sponsored Session)
Saturday, November 5, 9:00am to 12:00pm 
Location: Meet at Women With A Vision’s Offices, 2028 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

In 1989, a group of Black women operating out of an RV in Central City New Orleans set out to address the HIV epidemic in their community. They called themselves "Women With A Vision." The so-called war on drugs had already been raging for nearly two decades, and the impacts of these criminalization policies were deadly. Alongside harm reduction movement leaders nationally and internationally, our foremothers built and refined models for community health and liberation rooted in a structural analysis of racial capitalism.
We will host an ‘RV tour’ by party bus in the spirit of our foremothers, retracing our old outreach routes and the theory we literally made on the ground here. Together, we will tell the stories of WWAV’s more than thirty years of Black feminist struggle at the intersections of harm reduction and abolition feminism in New Orleans. Three decades may have passed, but the interlocking systems of oppression that WWAV was founded to fight and build beyond still rage on. Today, Central City bears little resemblance to the streets our foremothers once walked. So many of our people have been displaced through organized abandonment, gentrification, and racist violence, separated from the traditions and knowledge keepers that held our communities together for generations. That is why we know that now, more than ever, our method of meeting people where they are and working together to get to the root of the problem is the way we free us.



More New Orleans Community-Based Events (Please see the online program for details.)

Program Committee Sponsored Session: Slow Burn: How We Study Black Now and the Book Series
Thursday, November 3, 12:00pm to 1:45pm, 
Location: New Orleans Art Bar, 2128 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
No ticket required

Program Committee Sponsored Session: Expanding the Tradition: (Black) Music Education and Mentorship in New Orleans
Friday, November 4, CORRECTED TIME 8:00 to 10:00pm
Location: New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
No ticket required

Beyond Legitimacy: Burning Boundaries in Graffiti and Street Art Scholarship
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 12:00 to 1:45pm
Location: Faubourg Brewery, 3501 Jourdan Road, New Orleans, LA 70126
No ticket required


Posted for ASA Office in Annual Meeting
Post date: September 28, 2022

Community announcements and events are services that are offered by the ASA to support the organizing efforts of critical constituency groups. They do not reflect the decisions or actions of the association’s governance bodies, the National Council or Executive Committee. Questions should be directed to the committee, caucus, or chapter that has authored and posted this notice.