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Dillard Urban Studies Professor to talk about City’s Post Katrina Planning Challenges during K10 Panel

DATE
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 12:00pm

During a panel presentation “From Recovery to Resilience: Post-Katrina Planning in NOLA” at noon on Friday, August 28 at the Sheraton Hotel Dr. Robert Collins, professor of urban studies and public policy at Dillard University, will present his research on the recovery process, the current state of city planning, and the state of preparedness for future hurricanes. Collins will also provide recommendations on how the city planning process can make New Orleans a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable city.  

In June, Collins’ essay “No More Planning by Surprise: City Planning Ten Years after Katrina” was released by The Data Center in their New Orleans Index at Ten Collection. The Data Center is an independent analysis group in Southeast Louisiana. In his essay, which is a sequel to one published five years ago, Collins focuses on land use in New Orleans and the difficulties encountered by the city as it sought to develop a unified recovery and rebuilding plan.

"The city planning process in New Orleans during the decade following Hurricane Katrina was arguably one of the most challenging periods of city planning in any city, at any point in U.S. history,” said Collins. “The first five years were spent primarily in a recovery planning phase, and the second five years were spent dealing with complexities and conflicts of the comprehensive zoning process,” he added.

Collins pointed out that the challenges were made more daunting by the fact that before the storm the city lacked a history of strong traditional urban planning practices. As a result, most processes had to be constructed from scratch. “Despite few financial resources and a series of stops and starts, New Orleans now has a Master Plan as of August 2010, and a Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance as of May 2015,” he noted. “The New Orleans recovery experience can inform other communities about what to do and perhaps more importantly, what not to do when planning to rebuild after a disaster.”

The panel on Post Katrina Planning will be held in the Waterbury Room at the Sheraton Hotel at noon on Friday, August 28. The discussion will also be live-streamed from the city’s Katrina 10 website katrina10.org.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Sheraton
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA

Katrina 10 Expressions

DATE
Sat, Aug 29, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 10:00pm

As a tribute to the resilience of the people of New Orleans, ten years after Katrina,On August 29th MSANIART Gallery will host a "Little Artist Series" from 10am-5pm for children to paint and express themselves about the event that has had such an impact on the lives of all in Louisiana.

M. Sani will also have an open mic inviting artists using the "spoken word" to express themselves for people of all ages to share their Katrina experiences through art, music or spoken word from 6 pm to 10 pm. This event is donation based. There will be Katrina paintings on exhibit during the event.

We would like to use this day to take the negativity of the disaster and turn it into a positive artistic experience to celebrate the revival and growth of New Orleans these past 10 years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-K3dFIDUQs

We are currently looking for musicians or artists to perform at the "spoken word" event. Let us know!

LOCATION

MSANIART GALLERY
823 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Come share your story of Hurricane Katrina 10 years later
MSANIART GALLERY present Katrina Expressions 10
Bring your children for our " Little Artist Series"
All day Long love for art

Teacher Efficacy Town Hall: Action Strategies and Outcomes

DATE
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
TIME
9:00am - 2:00pm

A conversation and open community planning session on the New Orleans educator workforce, followed by a parent-teacher resource fair.

Participants will examine teacher training, classroom instruction strategies, and cultural competence, with an invitation to the public to participate in the creation of an action plan for New Orleans' educators. The fair will provide educators and parents with coaching opportunities from master teachers, professional development connections, and direct support resources on topics like early childhood, classroom management, trauma-informed instruction, COMPASS, and teaching reading.

The event's ultimate purpose is to hear from community members on the state of the profession and to create a citizen-led action plan on local educator workforce development from recruitment to retention. Together, community members will build a direct path forward to making New Orleans a "teachers first" city.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Xavier University Administration Building Auditorium
1 Drexel Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

Sunday Youth Music Workshops feat: TBA

DATE
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
TIME
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Youth Music Workshops offer young, aspiring musicians the opportunity to play with and learn from some of the area’s most experienced and celebrated musicians. Every workshop offers students a hands-on, improvisational approach to music education.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Tipitina's
501 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Boys Hope Girls Hope "Taking Flight" Gala

DATE
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
TIME
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans is thrilled to announce our premier gala, “Taking Flight,” is scheduled for September 18th from 7:00PM to 10:00PM in the Messina’s at the Terminal in Lakefront Airport. This year’s Gala is a celebration of the 35 years that BHGH has been providing youth in need with the safe home, long-term care, and academic opportunities needed for future success.

“Taking Flight” will be a night to remember, featuring the best in local New Orleans cuisine including Napoleon House, Mr. John’s Steakhouse, and Galatoire’s, live music by The Wiseguys, and an exclusive live auction and raffle including a live painting by local artist Frenchy—all in support of the dedicated young men and women of Boys Hope Girls Hope.

Boys Hope Girls Hope will also take this opportunity to honor our School Partners who have been committed to providing BHGH scholars with academic opportunities and scholarships throughout our 35 years.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Lakefront Airport
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70126

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc: Free full-day seminar on Joan of Arc

DATE
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
TIME
10:00am - 6:00pm

Guest author and healer Dr. Janet Lynn Roseman and fine arts photographer Alex Labry, each celebrating release of a new book, highlight the Sixth Annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc Sept. 19, presented by the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc and Loyola University Medieval Studies. The conference focuses on Joan of Arc, her medieval times, and New Orleans’ French heritage. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Loyola’s Danna Center Audubon Room. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for the morning workshops at www.joanofarcparade.org, and the conference closes with the “Mead and Merry” medieval alcoholic beverage tasting, which is a ticketed event. Other topics include medieval music, two panel discussions with community leaders, and a heraldry workshop. Full schedule on the website.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Loyola University Danna Center
6363 St. Charles Avenue Audubon Room
New Orleans, LA 70118

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Salon de Jeanne d'Arc poster with Alex Labry photo of Joan of Arc sculpture

Beer for Bots: A Benefit Concert Happy Hour of NOLA CODE

DATE
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
7:00pm - 3:00am

NOLA CODE is a fiscally sponsored non-profit that teaches computer science to children grades K-8th in New Orleans through youth centers and schools they already attend. Subjects taught include programing, circuitry, robotics, and 3D printing.
At 218 South Robertson St., beginning 7PM on Saturday September 26th, Handsome Willy's Bar and Lounge will host Beer for Bots; a benefit concert and happy hour for NOLA CODE. Musical guests include Micah McKey and Little Maker, Marc Stone, and Groove Lounge featuring New Orleans' all female DJ show.
Food will be served.
Proceeds from Beer for Bots go towards the critical expenses for NOLA CODE's pilot program this fall in Hollygrove. These expenses include compensation for Team NOLA CODE's career educators and techies.
Donations can be made through ... nolacode.org
or directly through NOLA CODE’s fiscal sponsor's site ... tccno.org
donations "in honor of NOLA CODE”
For more information, email Charlie at info@nolacode.org

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Handsome Willy's Bar and Lounge
218 South Robertson Street Between Old Charity Hospital and Tulane School of Medicine in the CBD
New Orleans, LA 70112

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Our kids playing on code.org
From our 'Hour of Code' 12/8/14

Wine Tasting with Jodie Smith of Geaux Geuax Wine Productions

DATE
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Jodie Smith, wine-woman around town, native New Orleanian, former student of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, lover of French wine, and owner of Geaux-Geaux Wine Productions, for our Intro to French Wine, part IV.

Our tastings take place quarterly here at the Alliance Française- they’re casual, seated, fun, peppered with a bit of French, and informative. We sold out last time, so make sure to book early! Limited Seating.

LOCATION

Alliance Française
1519 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
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