Dillard University Katrina Anniversary Events – Faith In Action: Katrina 10 Commemoration Event


Faith In Action: Katrina 10 Commemoration Event

Wednesday, August 26 – 6-7:30 p.m., NOLA Literary Event “Two Native Daughters of the 7th Ward”

Katrina 10 literary presentation by Dillard’s English Literary readings featuring professor and author Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy and author Fatima Shaik

Location: Will W. Alexander Library

*Thursday, August 27  – 10:15 -11:45 a.m., Convocation

Ecumenical service: “Faith in Action”

This will include a short video (5-6 minutes) of Dillard’s Katrina resilience and keynote by Father Anthony M. Bozeman of St. Raymond/St. Leo the Great church.

Location: Lawless Memorial Chapel

Thursday, August 27 – 6  – 7 p.m.

Spoken Word with an open mike that allows individuals to express their thoughts through poems and readings

Location: Will W. Alexander Library

*Friday, August 28 – 11 a.m., Jazz Funeral

Burying the Past

This is a symbolic burial of Hurricane Katrina. Attendees will write their issues on paper to be burned. Free and open to the public. Lunch is “on your own” in Kearny Hall after the ceremony.

Location: Avenue of the Oaks with procession to rear of campus

Saturday, August 29 – 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Day of Service

Dillard students, faculty, and staff will participate in a citywide day of service in partnership with Hands on New Orleans to provide needed services at Sarah T. Reed H.S.

Sunday, August 30  – 4- 5 p.m. Musical Production:

“What’s Goin’ On”

A one-hour musical performance featuring Tonya Boyd-Cannon, recently seen on NBC’s Emmy-Award Winning Program, “The Voice” and Dillard University students. Performances will include Motown hits as well as original compositions. Admission: $15


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