Sociology Department Colloquium: Lori Peek

Thu May 16th 2019, 12:30pm
McClatchy Hall, Building 120, Studio 40
Sociology Department Colloquium: Lori Peek

Please join us for a colloquium being given by Lori Peek, Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Finding Equilibrium? Children’s Recovery after Hurricane Katrina

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina led to the largest and most abrupt population displacement in modern U.S. history. Over a third of the Louisiana and Mississippi residents who were dislocated from their homes were children. Many of these children moved from state to state and community to community, with thousands experiencing prolonged educational and social disruption. This presentation will focus on the stories of some of those child survivors, and it will draw broader lessons regarding children, vulnerability, capacity, and disaster recovery.