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  • 11/13/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter November 13, 2015

We've moved: new office space for CSED
CSED offices have moved, but not very far. Come visit us at our new office, just a block away from the old one, at 5227 Chartres Street.
Volunteer Spotlight: Men of Zion
Last week, CSED welcomed 35 amazing volunteers from the Men of Zion. Year after year, they return to volunteer and uplift residents in our Lower 9th Ward Community. 
City of New Orleans Neighborhood Summit this weekend

CSED is partnering with the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office for the 2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit. It's a free, one-day conference featuring skill-building workshops in topics such as Discovering community leadership, Resilient New Orleans, Housing NOLA and Working strategically with government.  The Summit takes place Saturday, November 14, in the Professional Sciences Building on the campus of Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., beginning at 9 a.m. 

1st Annual Holladay Market 

The Lower 9 Collaborative is hosting the first annual Holladay Market shopping extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event is a great time for the entire community to enjoy open mic, live music, shopping and festive libations in one place. This celebration will take place at 1123 Lamanche Street. 
If you'd like to be a merchant or get more information, please contact Bill at 504-460-2689. 
Fresh produce at Sankofa FRESH Stop Market 
Sankofa Logo FRESH Stop Market will be open this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5029 St Claude Ave, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Stop by to get your fresh produce, local greens and citrus. 
Apply today for EPA Youth Advisory Group
EPA is seeking young adults, ages 18 to 29, who are involved in climate change efforts and/or advocacy, to apply to be part of a "first-of-its-kind" youth-led advisory work group to assist the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in developing advice and recommendations to help EPA in developing best practices to address climate change concerns. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 30. 
In This Issue
CSED begins season of thanks with Labyrinth Reflections
Join us Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., for Labyrinth Reflections, the perfect time to gather, reflect and meditate together around our Labyrinth of Love. The event takes place at 5620 Florida at Caffin Ave.  We look forward to seeing you there. 
Fall gardening tips
As the weather changes, LSU Ag Center offers tips to help you care for your garden this fall. 

Upcoming community events 
Make it Right Open House
Sunday, Nov. 15
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
1705 Jourdan Ave.
New Orleans 360: When Child Support Becomes a Debtors' Prison 
Thursday, Nov. 19
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Dillard University Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools and Sciences Building 2601 Gentilly Boulevard 
Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser
Friday, Nov. 20
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center 
5500 St. Claude Ave.  
Healing Waters
Sunday, Nov. 22
2 p.m. -5 p.m. 
5620 Florida Ave.
A community gathering focusing on the complex relationship New Orleanians have with water. There will be healing arts, story circles, and acupuncture. 
Festival of Water & Light
Sunday, Nov.22
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
5620 Florida Ave. and Bayou Bienvenue Platform  
An opportunity for residents and other to reflect and heal their relationship with water by using light and art. 
Neighborhood Participation Program Special Public Hearing
Tuesday, Dec. 8
5 p.m. 
City Council Chambers
City Hall - Room 1E07) 
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 Outreach
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens



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