Friday, March 31, 2006

Upcoming Katrina events

Rally to protect the right of evacuees to vote
Ernest Morial Convention Center
Saturday, April 1st
9 a.m.

The rally will begin at the Convention Center parking lot, 9 a.m., Saturday, April 1st, and participants will march across the GNO bridge to Oakwood Mall. There will be a significant presence of police along the route to maintain order. Jesse Jackson and Bill Cosby will speak at the rally. I don't have any additional information -- I couldn't find anything online. This is word of mouth, but I did confirm the event with ACORN.

In the Vietnamese Community

Mary Queen of Vietnam Church
5069 Willowbrook Drive
New Orleans, LA 70129
Phone: 504-254-5660
Fax: 504-254-9250
Sunday, April 2, 11:15 a.m. -- mayoral candidates forum
Sunday, April 9, 11:15 a.m. -- council candidates forum
New Orleans East—April 2, 2006 and April 9, 2006 – The Vietnamese Community in New Orleans will hold its first Mayoral Candidate Forum on April 2, 2006 at 11:15 am, followed by its first City Council candidate forum the next Sunday on April 9, 2006 at 11:15 am.

We have eighteen mayoral candidates confirmed for the forum on April 2nd and twenty city councilor candidates representing District C, E and At-Large on April 9th.

Both forums will take place at: Mary Queen of Vietnam Church 14001 Dwyer Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70129

An increasingly large number of the Vietnamese community have returned home over the past few months. The community is prepared for a comprehensive rebuilding and revitalization. However basic needs essential for repopulation such as schools and hospitals are still not available. Candidates will have the opportunity to present their platform as well as address issues pertaining to the returning community.

For information:
Contact: or Au Huynh at
Phone: 504-254-5660

Prejudice & Stereotyping Through the Lens of Katrina
Boggs Hall Room 239
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Janet Ruscher of the Psychology Department will present as part of the "Perspectives on Katrina" series. Box lunches provided to the first 25 attendees. Admission is free of charge. This event is open only to members of the Tulane Community (blah blah blah). For more information, call or e-mail Celeste Uzee at 247-1671 or respectively.


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