Past Event

Comparing Disasters: How September 11th Defined Our Expectations of the Affected

A Road Scholar Program by Denese M. Neu

Whether man-made or natural, American’s awareness and opinions about disaster have increased since September 11th. That particular event shifted the urban experience and how we respond to disaster. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many comparisons were made between the two disasters. Using media sources and collected conversations, this program will examine these comparisons. Carefully avoiding the politics of each event, Denese Neu will also probe how we perceive victim populations and the role of community and culture in the recovery process.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathy Swan, 847.925.6026.