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Upcoming Education Community Events in the New Orleans Area

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Orleans Public Education Network 5th Annual Convening

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 4:30pm

Orleans Public Education Network’s 5th annual Convening brings together parents, students, teachers and engaged citizens to create a force of community educators that New Orleans schools deserve. Through panel discussions and hard data on what works and why, OPEN seeks to expand residents’ awareness of education reform, engage them in the issues, and amplify their voices in the conversation.

In addition to the opening festivities, you can also catch panel discussions on:

- Juvenile Justice and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
- Common Core
- Early Childhood
- School Governance
- Jump Start and High School Diploma Changes

Plus child care, refreshments, facepainting, community exhibitions and more.

Join OPEN for a day of fun and learning as New Orleans unites to support our schools! RSVP today at http://communityeducators2014.eventbrite.com

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Mahalia Jackson Elementary School
2405 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

NOLA Aikido Fall Open House

DATE
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
TIME
11:30am - 12:30pm

We at NOLA Aikido would like to welcome you to an Open House in our beautiful location in Mid-City which promises to be a fun afternoon outing for the whole family!
See a demonstration by chief instructor Brian Levy, third-degree blackbelt, as well as our other teachers and current students who will show the beauty, grace, and martial effectiveness of Aikido.
Hear about the physical and mental benefits of a truly meditative and healing martial art.
For those who wish, try a short sample class.
Participate in a Q and A session with current students and teachers.
Enjoy some healthy and delicious refreshments.

We look forward to sharing with you what we have to offer you to help you meet your personal fitness and well-being goals!

All are welcome!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

NOLA Aikido
3909 Bienville Street Suite 103
New Orleans, LA 70119

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

People's Climate Festival

DATE
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
TIME
10:00am - 4:00pm

Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, along with community organizations, civic groups, and other organizations focused on climate justice, have joined together to host a People’s Climate Festival event. Attractions include music, education, activities, art, and food throughout the park all centered around the issue of climate justice for the Gulf Coast states. The People’s Climate Festival is being held to show solidarity with the People’s Climate March, the largest climate march in history, being held in New York City the same day.
This event is free and open to the public.
Event co-sponsors include: This event is presented by the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy with the following Co-sponsors: Gulf Future Coalition, 350.org Louisiana, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Bridge the Gulf, Gulf Restoration Network, United Houma Nation, GreenARMY, Women’s Health and Justice Initiative, Gulf Coast Fund, Lifeline, Climate Relief Fund

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Armstrong Park, Congo Square New Orleans, LA

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

New Orleans Banned Books Week 2014

DATE
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

The New Orleans literary community has held a Banned Books week event for over 20 years (except for 2005), and we are pleased to announce the 2014 event will be taking place on Monday evening, September 22, 2014, starting at 6:00 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the New Orleans Public Library, the Jefferson Parish Public Library, the ACLU of Louisiana, and the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association, the evening promises to inform and entertain attendees with a stellar roster of participating authors and local luminaries.

Scheduled to read: Thomas Beller, Nancy Dixon, Bill Lavender, Constance Adler, Bill Loehfelm, Rebecca Snedeker, Kim Marie Vaz, Stephanie Grace, Charles Brown, Nevada Barr, Amanda Boyden, and Maurice C. Ruffin

Please join us for the important annual event which focuses on the perils of censorship and celebrates the freedom to read!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

New Orleans Public Library - Main Branch
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

Anchors Away!! Charting Your Course – Power Lunch for Businesswomen

DATE
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
TIME
12:30pm - 4:00pm

Please join the New Orleans Chapter of The National Association of Women Business Owners for Our Power Luncheon Educational and Networking Event Anchors Away! Charting Your Course for an Exciting Voyage to the Enchanted Land of Super-Profits and Growth!!

Please join NAWBO-NOLA for a special luncheon and program as we welcome:

Allison Maslan, Best-selling author of ”Blast off! The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams Into Reality” and McKenzie Coco, Founder and President of FSC Interactive.

Agenda

Check-in: 12:30-1:00 pm
Opening Remarks/ Lunch Served: 1:00-1:30pm
McKenzie Coco: 1:30-2:15pm
Break 2:15-2:30pm
Allison Maslan: 2:30-3:30pm

Join Allison for private networking and book signing 3:30-4:00pm

Network event to follow at a lakefront location to be announced: 4:30-6:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Members: $45
Non-Member: $55

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Southern Yacht Club
105 North Roadway Street
New Orleans, LA 70124

EVENT WEBSITE

Free Screening of 'Waiting for Superman'

DATE
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
TIME
7:00pm - 9:00pm

'Waiting for Superman' is an award-winning documentary about the current, ailing state of public education in the U.S., once considered the best in the world. Oscar®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim ('An Inconvenient Truth') follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits academic growth. The exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” also offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools. (2010, 111 min. rated PG)

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Tulane Reading Project, Newcomb-Tulane College, and Center for Public Service at Tulane University. For more info, contact the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs at donuts@tulane.edu or 504-865-5728.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Tulane University: Jones Hall, room 102
6801 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Seasons of Change Day of Service

DATE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
TIME
9:00am - 12:30pm

To commemorate 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, volunteers will distribute information to residents to better prepare their families for natural disasters before they happen. Join HandsOn New Orleans, Evacuteer.org, St. Anna's Episcopal church, and Volunteer Louisiana in this local service day effort. Volunteers will help assemble print material packets before distributing them to houses throughout the neighborhood, training families on how to prepare for hurricanes and prevent fires. Free hurricane preparedness starter kits will also be given out to families in the surrounding neighborhood.

HandsOn New Orleans connects the passions of volunteers to their purpose; Evacuteer.org recruits and trains New Orleanians to assist in the event of a future evacuation; Volunteer Louisiana builds and sustains high quality programs that meet the needs of Louisiana's citizens and promote an ethic of service.

TOPICS
Education and Health

LOCATION

Dodwell House
1519 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses join Smithsonian Museum Day Live

DATE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
TIME
12:00pm - 3:30pm

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket…for free!

Visitors coming to the Hermann-Grima House and grounds will enjoy a guided tour and also have the opportunity to browse the Exchange Shop, which consigns the work of local female artists.

Guests visiting the Gallier House and grounds will enjoy a guided tour and also have the opportunity to explore a new exhibit focusing on Tennessee Williams and the French Quarter.

LOCATION

Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses
820 St. Louis St. United States
New Orleans, LA 70116
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