CASA Jefferson, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with the Crescent City Classic Run for Charity. We have been selected to be one of the charities this year. We are seeking volunteers to help with the CASA tent. Can you share the attachment with the group?
Also, we have our 17th annual Light of Hope Ceremony in the month of April – for child abuse prevention month. We are hosting an event to remember the children who lost their life due to identifiable abuse or neglect in our state. Last year, there were 25 children who lost their life due to child abuse. We will have our Light of Hope Ceremony on Wednesday, April 11th at the Marrero Lions Club in Marrero. See flyer attached. Can you share this flyer as well? We want to continue to raise awareness in our community about the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
I appreciate it!
CASA Jefferson, Inc.
visit us online at www.casajefferson.org
Hello everyone! Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday! Cherie Duckworth and the Urban League office of Workforce Development will be hosting us in the Patrick Taylor room on the first floor of the building, 4640 S. Carrollton Ave / NOLA / 70119. Please see the attached agenda.
You are welcome to walk across Carrollton Avenue, to the Mid-City library after the meeting if you want to check “it” out, including books, dvds and cds, if you have not been here before or perhaps to pick up a library card that you’ve been meaning to get for a while.
Have a happy holiday weekend!
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Open to the public, so invite all your contacts, family & friends!
We hope to see you there! Concert is only about 1 hour & followed by a brief reception….
Patricia A. McWhorter-Broussard
Hello interested groups,
A reminder to help us disseminate information regarding the upcoming March 28 public meetings regarding the draft Disparity Study.
The Keen Independent study team wants to share the attached public meeting invite for your dissemination. Public meetings are also posted to the study website along with a location map.
We are encouraging anyone who is interested to attend one of these public meetings (no need to attend both public meetings).
The public comment period closes after the public meetings at 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 31.
The study team will also launch an eblast notification (with map) regarding these meetings. We encourage you to invite interested business owners.
Draft Disparity Study Report
If you have not yet reviewed the draft Disparity Study report, it is available at www.noladisparitystudy.com. We continue to gather public input through the website, the study email (NOLADisparityStudy@keenindependent.com) and the telephone hotline (504-603-0017).
We look forward to seeing you again in New Orleans!
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Latin American Library displays ‘Tulane treasures’ in new exhibit
Tulane has teamed up with the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) — the largest international association of scholars devoted to the study of the European Renaissance — to sponsor its 64th annual conference, which will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside from Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24.
As part of the conference’s opening events, Tulane’s Latin American Library (LAL) welcomed RSA members to the uptown campus for an exclusive reception in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 21. During the reception, the LAL debuted an exhibit called “Colonial Counterpoint: New World Texts As Sites of Encounter, 1492 – 1800.”
Focusing on how Renaissance Humanist and Amerindian conceptions of writing and language shaped the textual landscape of European encounters with indigenous populations, the exhibit features materials from the library’s world-renowned collection.
“The exhibit features some of Tulane’s bibliographic treasures.”
— Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of The Latin American Library
Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the LAL, said that her team brought out first editions of 16th-century works during the event.
“The exhibit features some of Tulane’s bibliographic treasures,” she said, noting that these unique documents are rarely displayed together.
During the event, the exhibit also displayed manuscripts from the library’s renowned collection of Mesoamerican codices, painted manuscripts in the native tradition. With 18 of these valuable documents, the LAL’s collection is one of the largest in the world.
The exhibit also showcases the Codex Tulane — a mid-16th-century codex from the Mixteca-speaking area of Southern Puebla, a Baja region of South Central Mexico.
Painted on a deer skin scroll, the manuscript is the only pictorial from that region.
In 1932 Frans Blom, then director of Tulane’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), acquired the codex that was later given the name Codex Tulane. The codex was transferred from the MARI museum to the possession of the LAL in 1970.
Visitors to the LAL will have a chance to view facsimiles of the Codex Tulane and the historical manuscripts on display through July.
- You’re invited to a Ride New Orleans educational forum on strategies that make transit service faster, more frequent, and reliable. This is particularly relevant to some of the Coalition for Quality Transit’s priorities like securing more frequent and reliable service. We’ll highlight priority features that include:
- Transit dedicated lanes
- Signal prioritization
- Recommended infrastructure improvements
The forum will introduce these improvements through a “Priority Treatments 101” and be explored in further detail by a panel of local experts.For more information, click here to RSVP. Please take a moment to share this event with your networks and thank you if you have already RSVP’d. Your input from the grassroots level is valuable to this conversation. We hope to see you there!
Lawrence Mason I I I
- The forum will take place April 2nd at the Jung Hotel, 1500 Canal St., from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Below are links to the two manuals–(1) Protecting Assets & Child Custody in the Face of Deportation; and (2) “Getting Off the Assembly Line: Overcoming Immigration Court Obstacles in Individual Cases”:
Unfortunately, we only have them in English right now. We are working with volunteers to summarize this information into a pamphlet–in English and Spanish.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information.