Must Do: IWES NOLA Katrina 10 conference

The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies is hosting a two-day conference to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and brings together international, national and local thought leaders to discuss recovery, community resilience and place.

Here’s 4 reasons why you should go:

1. The Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Columbia University, New York
Dr. Nadia Ellis, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Carolyn Cooper University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Dr. Courtney Bryan, Princeton University, New Jersey
Melanie Powers, Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies, New Orleans, LA


2. The Panels: Some of the scheduled panel topics include:

“What would equitable recovery look like?”
“What’s the role of recovery throughout recovery? “
“Katrina’s Impact on Youth: Then & Now”

Did I mention Carol Bebelle , Brandon “BMike” Odums , Ayo Scott, Dr. Andre Perry, Monique Harden Esq., Oliver Thomas and more will be speaking too?



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3. The Artists: New Orleans artists representing various disciplines will be performing. Can you imagine: Greer Mendy, Michaela Harrison, Asali Ecclesiastes, Wavy Wave and more under one roof? Oh, and I’ll be on stage on Thursday at 3:00PM.


4. It’s Free: The expertise, artists and community presenting at this conference makes it worth your time. Register here:





There will also be expressions throughout the space : Art installations, Community Voices Clips, Resiliency Photovoice Exhibition, Altar, DJ in between sessions.


And don’t miss this special event!



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