Hurricane Katrina: One Year Later

  • When: Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: University of St. Mary, Leavenworth
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Community
The University of Saint Mary will be marking the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a presentation and public discussion titled, Hurricane Katrina: One Year Later. This will be held at 7 p.m. in Mabee Auditorium on the USM Campus. The presentation will include pictures, music, and other media, and will be given by a group of USM students that went to New Orleans in May. These students spent a week clearing out and deconstructing homes so the low-income home owners could begin the rebuilding process. Twenty-one members of the USM community completed four homes and were able to see the destruction of Katrina first hand. A select group of six students will share their experiences, faith, and lessons learned of the week, and will cover key topics such as Race, Global Warming, and Recovery Efforts that contributed to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. These topics will provide the basis for the discussion that will follow. The evening is being co-sponsored by the USM Service-Learning Center, the New Orleans Alternative Break, and the USM Department of History, Political Science, and Global Studies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this event and snacks will be provided. Please call Sara Denny in the USM Service-Learning Center at (913) 758-6112 with any questions.

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