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!
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.
Check-in: 12:30-1:00 pm
Opening Remarks/ Lunch Served: 1:00-1:30pm
McKenzie Coco: 1:30-2:15pm
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
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-865-5728.
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.
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.
The benefit will showcase the collective talents of musicians, poets and artists to raise funds for
the SISTA Scholar Program. Performers include a dynamic lineup of New Orleans artists and
musicians including Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Germaine Bazzle, Erica Falls, Michaela Harrison,
Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, Lilli Lewis, Yehosheba Yisrael, Joy Clark, Ayanna Molina, Asia
Rainey, Silhouette Dance Ensemble, Culu Childrens Traditional African Dance Company, the
McGehee Ensemble Choir & Orff Band and many more!