Monday, August 21, 2006

Katrina Events

With info gleaned from the T.P., here are upcoming events commemorating Katrina. I have provided
links where I could find them.


Tuesday, August 22

LEVEES.ORG to observe Anniversary of the Worst Engineering Disaster in U.S. History

4:00 p.m., Poydras Street Courtyard, Hale Bogg's Building, Magazine at Poydras

Purpose is to release a report card on the performance of the U.S. Corps of Engineers since August 29, 2005 and to release a commemorative poster made from photos of flag-draped flooded homes.
For more information contact Sandy Rosenthal at 504-616-5159 or sandy@levees.org



Wednesday, August 23

New Orleans Council on Aging: Katrina Theater

10:00 a.m., 2020 Jackson Avenue, temporary home of New Orleans Council on Aging

Recognition of one-year anniversary. For more information, contact Howard Rodgers, primemin3@aol.com or 504-827-7843.



National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Listening Tour

10:00 a.m., Loew's Hotel, 300 Poydras 202-659-4929

The purpose of the Listening Tour is to learn what it means, not only to live through the life-altering affects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but also how women directly impacted by the storms have survived one year later. Further, by hearing from the voices of women, the NCBCP and our partners can better identify and assist in facilitating relief, recovery and rebuilding priorities through our Rebuild Hope Now Campaign (RBHN).


Friday, August 25

New Orleans One Year Forward: The City Council's View

Gallier Hall

Led by Councilwoman Stacy Head, includes a presentation by New Orleans demographer Greg Rigamer highlighting the progress New Orleans has made during the past year. Representatives of industries including the port, oil and gas, banking, real estate, tourism and preservation will report along with district council members.

For more information, call 504-658-1000.



One Year Later: What Have We Learned?

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Loyola University College of Law, Broadway Campus, 526 Pine St. 504-865-2011



Remembering Katrina Observance

7:00 p.m., Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

With former Mayor Marc Morial and friends. For more information, contact Gail Glapion or Mtangulizi Sanyika, 504-242-8353 or 713-376-3364, or e-mail: wazuri@aol.com.



Saturday, August 26

Rising Tide Conference

8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., New Orleans Yacht Club, 403 N. Roadway St., New Orleans

8:00 - 9:00: Keynote Address: Christopher Cooper and Robert Bloch, authors of Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security.
9:15 - 10:15: Panel Discussion: Personal Viewpoints moderated by Mark Moseley, including bloggers who stayed through the storm.
10:30 - 11:30: Think New Orleans by Alan Gutierrez.
1:00 - 2:00: Panel Discussion: New Orleans Politics moderated by Peter Athas.
2:15 - 3:15: Panel Discussion: Influence of Journalists and Bloggers moderated by Maitri Venkat-Ramani and Mark Folse, with NOLA.Com editor Jon Donley.
3:30 - 4:30: Panel Discussion: Bloggers & Neighborhood Associations moderated by Morwen Madrigal and Peter Athas , with blogger/neighborhood activists representing the Gentilly, Mid-City, Northwest Carrollton and B neighborhoods.
For more information, contact: Mark Folse 504-872-0091.




One Year Later: Tour

9:00 a.m., Holy Name Church, Loyola Main Campus, 6363 St. Charles 504-865-2011



The Art of Healing

9:00 a.m. - Noon

Young people will present their feelings through painting, poetry, dance and theater. The activity is being coordinated by public, private, charter and parochial schools. The council also is sponsoring "Finding Hope Beyond Katrina," an essay competition for middle school and high school students. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive savings bonds.

For more information, call 504-658-1000.



Hands around the Dome

Noon - 3:00 p.m., Louisiana Superdome

For more information, contact Gail Glapion or Mtangulizi Sanyika, 504-242-8353 or 713-376-3364, or e-mail wazuri@aol.com.



ACORN Tour of Hope

2:00 p.m. Leaves from ACORN office, 1024 Elysian Fields Ave.

Illustration of the progress made in our neighborhoods.
Pre-registration required, call 504-943-0044 x114



ACORN Katrina Memorial

6:00 p.m. Location TBA

Gathering with ACORN members and friends to memorialize Katrina and thank those who have helped ACORN through this difficult year.



Sunday, August 27

The Kazanjian Jewels for Charity silent auction

>In 1957, the family established the Kazanjian Foundation to support a wide range of scientific, artistic and cultural causes, with an emphasis on programs for disadvantaged youth.

The Kazanjian Foundation sells the jewelry at its full appraised value. Seventy percent of the proceeds are passed on to Childrens Hospital, which determines the gift annuity based on this amount. The remaining 30 percent goes to a charity chosen by the jeweler or store that facilitates the sale.

The Kazanjian Foundation underwrites all expenses.

Click here for more info

Noon - Midnight, Harrah's Casino

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



A Memorial Tribute to the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

1 p.m., Claiborne Avenue and Tennessee Street
Tribute by members of the Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Council.
For more information, call 504-658-1000.


Ecumenical Worship Service
2:00 p.m. Congo Square
With Cyril Neville. For more information, contact Gail Glapion or Mtangulizi Sanyika, 504-242-8353 or 713-376-3364, or e-mail: wazuri@aol.com.



Gospel concert
3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center auditorium
Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



Katrina Memorial Concert

3:00 p.m. Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1235 Louisiana Ave.
Free concert commemorating the first anniversary of the catastophe. Featuring performances by sopranos Phyllis Treigle, Thais St. Julien; flautist Louis Hackett; organists James Hammann, Marcus St. Julien; and th New Orleans Musica da Camera.




New Orleans is the Soul of her People


4:30 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral
Poet Brenda Marie Osbey and others from the Faulkner Society, including concert by Davell Crawford and other gospel singers. A reception and book signing follows in the Cabildo.



Candlelight ceremony for Katrina victims


8:30 p.m., Algiers Point

Candles will be lit for each person who died during Katrina.

For more information, call 504-658-1000.



Ambassadors of Swing talent search


9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Harrah's Casino theater

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



Monday, August 28

The Kazanjian Jewels for Charity silent auction



Emeril Lagasse Foundation Cooking With Music Event


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

An educational program for children featuring Emeril Lagasse and Wynton Marsalis.

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



Exclusive Food Experience

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., various New Orleans restaurants

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



Tuesday, August 29

DecaFest

LGTB community marks Hurricane Katrina anniversary with a seven-day festival beginning with a reunion Tuesday evening and continuing through Monday, Sept. 4, with theater performances, a film series, special literary and political colloquies, and myriad New Orleans tours.

For more information, contact Melinda Shelton, Communications Director, at 504-458-9761 or email mshelton@DecaFest.org.



Storm anniversary events - St. Bernard Parish

7:00 a.m., Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, Chalmette

Special anniversary mass

8:30 a.m., St. Bernard Unified School

Day of Reflection breakfast

Time TBA, Liberty Plaza, St. Bernard Civic Center

Bell-ringing ceremony

Prayer breakfast

8:30 a.m., Asia Baptist Church, 1400 Sere St.

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com"



Ringing of the bells
To signify the first levee breach.

9:38 a.m., City Hall

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



Wreath layings
9:38 a.m., various locations throughout the city

Each council member will lay a wreath in one of the most devastated neighborhoods in his or her district.

For more information, call 504-658-1000.



Memorial ceremony and march

10:00 a.m., 9th Ward Levee Break, Jourdan and N. Galvez Sts. www.peopleshurricane.org

March to be sponsored by a coalition of grass-roots organizations, which includes the African-American Leadership Project, the Causeway Concentration Camp Foundation, the Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association, New Orleans Worker Justice Coalition, the People's Hurricane Relief Fund, Common Ground and the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond.



Shell Beach memorial dedication ceremony


10:00 a.m., Shell Beach, St. Bernard Parish

An illuminated, stainless steel crucifix and stone monument bearing the names of the 129 St. Bernard Parish residents who died in Hurricane Katrina will be dedicated as part of daylong remembrance activities.



Desire Street Academy Memorial Service


10:00 a.m., Desire Street Ministries and Desire Street Academy, 3600 Desire St.

With former Saints Quarterback Danny Wuerffel, students, faculty and friends.

For more information, contact Marcia Peterson, 866-633-0070, mpeterson@desirestreet.org



Monument dedication

10:30 a.m., Mississippi River Heritage Park, 1100 block of Convention Center Blvd.

The City Council will dedicate a granite monument at the Mississippi River Heritage Park.

For more information, call 504-658-1000.



Hospice Memorial service for the Terminally Ill
who were evacuated
On Aug. 29 To provide an appropriate bereavement activity for those who need one; free counseling also available.
11:00 a.m., 1221 S. Clearview Pkwy., Metairie

For more information, contact Jerry Pesses 504-975-7878, or email jpesses@cox.net or jpesses@canonhospice.com.



Ecumenical prayer service

Noon, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center auditorium

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



Kazanjian Jewels for Charity silent auction from

noon - Midnight, Harrah's Casino

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com"



Commemoration Program

1:00 p.m. Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, N. Rampart St.
Culmination of march from site of the Lower 9th Ward levee break.



One New Orleans jazz funeral procession

2:00 p.m., Convention Center to the Superdome
Led by Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré and honoring first responders, lives lost in Katrina and the rebirth of New Orleans.
Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



Pre-concert community event

3:30 p.m, the Louisiana Superdome

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



New Orleans: Rebuilding the Soul of America . . . One Year Later

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., New Orleans Arena

Televised concert. Participating channels TBA.

Those interested in participating should contact Emeline Desse at edesse@mayorofno.com.



Lakewood Homecoming

7:00 p.m., Beacon of Hope, 5475 Bellaire Dr.

For more information, contact Nancy Plough, nplough@bellsouth.net, or Judi Greer, jzginnola@hotmail.com.



Official Interfaith Prayer Service

7:00 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square

Members of 12 faiths, including Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu will participate in this service. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will play in Jackson Square from 8:00-8:55, and at 8:55, the Katrina bell (twin to the 9/11 bell in New York City) will be rung to commemorate the lives lost in Katrina.

For more information, contact M. Dubuisson, 504-592-5691 or 504-905-1070, or email mdubuisson@archdiocese-no.org


Hurricane Katrina Rememberance Ceremony

Heritage Park, Slidell
6:00 - 7:30 pm




1 comment:

Karen Sams said...

Check out the "Jewels for Charity" auction in aid of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Celebrity jewels, including Madonna's wedding tiara, are being auctioned off to raise money for Wynton Marsalis' "Rebuild the Soul of America Trust." All the jewels are currently on show at Adler's Jewelry (www.adlersjewelry.com) on Canal Street.