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  • 08/21/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter August 21, 2015

Community reflects at Lower 9 Resilience Festival
The Lower 9 Resilience Festival is an annual opportunity to reflect, mourn, and recognize our efforts to rebuild and become whole again. We will embrace this opportunity to encourage and fellowship with our neighbors, thank our volunteers and embrace a community driven effort to promote financial and economic stimulation.
Get more information, sign up to volunteer. 
Special ceremony to unveil Historic Lower 9 plaque, commemorate Hurricane Katrina
Please mark your calendar for a ceremony to unveil a historic plaque for everyone to see at the breach site of the Industrial Canal. 
WHO: Levees.org in partnership with the residents of the Lower Ninth Ward  
WHAT: Historic plaque unveiling ceremony WHERE: T-intersection of Jourdan Avenue and N. Johnson Street, New Orleans   WHEN: Monday, August 24, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Darryl Malek-Wiley 
Event commemorate 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Thursday, Aug. 27
"Who We Are" Hurricane Katrina documentary 
Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Heath Center
711 N. Broad
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  The screening is free. For more information, call Ruth at 504-609-3583 or Ermelle at 832-477-7494
Friday, Aug. 28
Reception and photo exhibition
Tekrema Center 5640 Burgundy Street 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
"Katrina Artistically Revisited" and Film Screening of Secondline/Secondlife by Ricklevine Canal Place 333 Canal Street  10 p.m. 
Saturday, Aug. 29
K10 On The Levee - yoga and music 
500 Deslonde Street 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, e-mail
10th Katrina Commemorative Event - Bravery, Strength, Resilience-Yesterday,Today,Tomorrow Laying of the Wreath Ceremony 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Andrew Pete Sanchez Community Center 1616 N. Claiborne Ave.
Silent Procession 12:00 noon Promptly
Corner of Caffin Ave. & N. Claiborne
10th Annual Katrina Secondline/Wreath Placement 
1826 Tennessee Street -1617 Tennessee Street 1 p.m. 3 p.m.   
Feature Films show on the front of resident Robert Green's House 1826 Tennessee Street
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Films include:
Jonathan Demme: "The Right To Return" Discovery Channel: "Floods" Estee Blachard: "From My Heart" National Relief Network "Children of the Storm" Dr. Rick Levine feature film "Robert Lynn Green, Sr"
After party  10 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and bring a dish. 
Katrina documentary premieres 
"Katrina 10 Years Later: A Second Life, A Second Chance" will premiere this Sunday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Channel. You can catch it again on WYES-New Orleans, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. Check your local listings for encore presentations. 
In This Issue
Update your business information in our Lower 9 Resource Guide
CSED is working to update our Lower 9 Resource Guide through phone calls and site visits. If you'd like to include your business in our guide, or update your business information, please contact CSED's Beverly Jackson at  504-756-1204
Evacuteer captains needed in Lower 9
Sign up today to volunteer with Evacuteer. These special volunteers will assist our community during mandatory evacuations.
Diaper drive, donate today
Donate diapers to moms in our community now through Aug. 31. Drop off diapers (sizes 2 - 4) and wipes (3t - 4t) at two locations: 3300 S. Broad and 711 N. Broad. 
The diapers will be given away at the Total Toddler Takeover event Friday, September 25, 10 a.m. - noon, at South Broad Community Health Center, 3300 S. Broad. 
President Obama to visit New Orleans
President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton plan to visit New Orleans and meet with residents next week to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 
CVS Pharmacy coming to Lower 9
Local leaders and executives from CVS pharmacy broke ground on a new CVS pharmacy in the Lower 9th Ward this morning. This new store marks the first major retailer to commit to a project in our neighborhood since Hurricane Katrina. CVS/pharmacy will open a 13,225 square foot retail pharmacy at 5000-5030 North Claiborne Avenue (corner of North Claiborne and Forstall Street.)
The store is expected to bring 20 new full and part-time jobs to local and neighborhood residents.
CSED Team 
Chief Executive Officer  Arthur Johnson
Program Manager Kathy Muse
Volunteer Manager Warrenetta Banks
Wetland Specialist John Taylor
Energy Efficiency Assistant Charles Reddick
Community Resilience Assistant Beverly Jackson
Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness  Rachel Pickens
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