Vision Festival XIII panel discussion with yours truly


Like comics? Enjoy cutting-edge music? Interested in what’s going on with New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina? Then come to:

NEW ORLEANS: Culture, Crisis, and Community — a panel discussion
How can music help heal New Orleans? What role should the arts play in rebuilding communities? Why does this city’s storied culture find itself embattled? Why are so many residents still displaced or homeless?

Moderator: Larry Blumenfeld, journalist
Panelists: Kalamu ya Salaam, poet/activist; Kent Jordan, musician/educator; Josh Neufeld [aka

], cartoonist/Red Cross volunteer; Emmanuel Pratt, urban planning researcher/digital media artist; others

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008, 5pm (until about 6:30)

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
New York NY 10002


Presented by the 13th annual VISION FESTIVAL as a prelude to Wednesday night’s Lifetime Achievement Celebration of Edward “Kidd” Jordan

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