Podcast by Cruisin Records
event preview: Reckoning with the History of Whiteness in New Orleans
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The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and A Studio in the Woods present a virtual discussion with National Book Award winner and 2016-18 Gulf South Writer in the Woods Edward Ball and Tulane historian Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley about Ball’s book, "Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy", which addresses painful truths of America’s racist past and present, engages with the vibrant national discussion of anti-racism, and serves as an anti-racist history of white supremacy in Louisiana. The program includes opening remarks by Dr. Anneliese Singh, Tulane University Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development and Chief Diversity Officer.
Presented by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, housed within the Tulane School of Liberal Arts, and A Studio in the Woods, a program of the Tulane ByWater Institute, with co-sponsors Amistad Research Center and Garden District Book Shop.
- Empower contemporary anti-racist work by illuminating the often purposefully obscured history of white supremacy in order to better understand its patterns, insidious power, and crippling effects.
- Educate our community about New Orleans’ role in the global construction of theories of race and its intertwined histories of white supremacist and racist mob violence, publications, and governance, and of anti-racist, Black-led organizing, publications, and governance.
- Respond to the call to expose Tulane’s white supremacist history by educating ourselves about Tulane’s history and relationship to the global construction of race theory, as host of lectures by “race philosophers” instrumental in codifying and popularizing constructs of race, and to white radical terrorism, as meeting hall for local white vigilante terrorists who participated in mob violence, government insurrection, and massacre, which is detailed in this book.
- Explore how 19th century organized white violence relates to white nationalism and violence today and the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January 2021.
Katie Hunter-Lowrey Trauma Informed Advocacy
Louisiana Survivors for Reform will host a Trauma Informed Advocacy Workshop on Wednesday, March 3rd at 6 pm for people who have experienced harm, crime survivors, and victim-survivors on the basics of delivering public testimony and to give survivors some tips on telling our stories to policymakers how we want to. LSR believes that advocacy can be a form of healing. Making policy and budget processes more accessible to survivor involvement is crucial to comprehensive criminal justice reform.
The workshop is free and via zoom. It will be moderated by Rev. Alexis Anderson of East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Reform Coalition (EBRPPRC) with presentations from lobbyist Mary-Patricia Wray of Top Drawer Strategies and former State Legislator/current New Orleans City Councilmember At-Large Helena Moreno. Please register below to receive the zoom information. Contact 504-535-4912 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Preview - Women and Movement #8: African American Women Affecting the Arts in New Orleans
Dr. Denise Frazier and Dr. John "Ray" Proctor discuss Women and Movement #8: African American Women Affecting the Arts in New Orleans, taking. place Friday, February 5, at 11AM CST. Registration link at bottom of description.
Music Rising at Tulane presents Women and Movement #8: African American Women Affecting the Arts in New Orleans
Five African American women will discuss how they are navigating their specific artistic mediums and working with their communities during this unprecedented time of socio-political unrest and international pandemic.
As in past panels, this conversation will also consider the politics of race, artistic agency, and artistic opportunity.
Panelists include: Doreen Ketchens (Doreen's Jazz New Orleans), Diane Mack (Producer and Morning Edition Host, WWNO), Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson (Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society co-founder ), and Joy Clark (Musician, songwriter, and guitarist).
Moderated by Lauren E. Turner (Producing Artistic Director of No Dream Deferred NOLA).
Sponsored by New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. Organized by theater professor Dr. John "Ray" Proctor and assistant director of New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Dr. Denise Frazier.
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Preview: Ladee Hubbard and Dr. Jessica Harris Tuesday, 1/26
Denise Frasier and Theo Hilton discuss this upcoming event.
"Join Gulf South Writer in the Woods Ladee Hubbard and culinary historian Jessica Harris for a discussion of Hubbard’s new novel, "The Rib King" on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6pm CT.
Hubbard works to deconstruct painful African American stereotypes and offers a fresh and searing critique on race, class, privilege, ambition, exploitation, and the seeds of rage in America in this intricately woven and masterfully executed historical novel, set in the early twentieth century, that centers around the Black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family.
Elegantly written and exhaustively researched, "The Rib King" is an unsparing examination of America’s fascination with Black iconography and exploitation that redefines African American stereotypes in literature. In this powerful, disturbing, and timely novel, Ladee Hubbard reveals who people actually are, and most importantly, who and what they are not.
Ladee Hubbard served as the 2019-2020 Gulf South Writer in the Woods, a program of A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South that supports the creative work, scholarship and community engagement of writers examining the Gulf South region.
Ladee Hubbard is the author of "The Talented Ribkins" which received the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Times Literary Supplement, Arkansas International, Copper Nickel and Callaloo among other venues. She is a recipient of a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and has also received fellowships from Art Omi, the Sacatar Foundation, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Hedgebrook, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts among other places. Born in Massachusetts and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida, she currently lives in New Orleans with her husband and three children.
Jessica B. Harris is an award-winning food historian and one of the world’s leading experts on African Diaspora cooking. She is the author of the memoir, "My Soul Looks Back" (Simon & Schuster, 2017) about her youth in Harlem in the Seventies, where her social circle included James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Nina Simone and other leading black intellectuals and artists of the time. She is the author of twelve critically acclaimed cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of the African Diaspora as well, including "Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons: Africa’s Gifts to New World Cooking", "Sky Juice and Flying Fish Traditional Caribbean Cooking", "The Welcome Table: African-American Heritage Cooking", "The Africa Cookbook: Tastes of a Continent", and "Beyond Gumbo: Creole Fusion Food from the Atlantic Rim". Harris also conceptualized and organized "The Black Family Reunion Cookbook". Her book, "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America", was the International Association for Culinary Professionals 2012 prize winner for culinary history.
For more information, please contact Regina Cairns at 504-314-2854 or email@example.com"
Interview With Logan Atkinson Burke from the Alliance for Affordable energy
From the Alliance for Affordable Energy website:
"Thousands of New Orleanians have called for a 100% renewable energy powered city, green jobs and environmental justice. And yet, Entergy and the private consultants who advise the City Council on regulating Entergy (out-of-state firms Dentons and Legends) continue to play profiteering politics with New Orleans’ future."
"The Energy Future New Orleans (EFNO) Coalition works for a REAL- Renewable, Equitable, Affordable and Liveable- energy system and green economy in New Orleans. Sustainable energy solutions would lower our electricity bills and provide good, local green jobs. Join the call to stop polluting profiteers from calling the shots at City Hall. Stand up for real solutions and a 100% renewable energy New Orleans."
Gulf South Writer in the Woods Residency
Interview with Denise Frazier, assistant director of the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South
Gulf South Writer in the Woods, a program of A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, supports the creative work, scholarship and community engagement of writers examining the Gulf South region.
Specifically, this year we aim to support BILAPOC Speculative Fiction writers working in prose, poetry and stage/screenwriting. Special consideration will be given to southern voices, under-represented communities, and perspectives not often heard. Eligible writers must live in the Gulf South, be from/have heritage in the Gulf South, and/or write about the Gulf South. The awardee will receive a stipend of $5,000, a 6-week residency at A Studio in the Woods over 18 months, Tulane University library access, and staff support from the presenting partners.