One Book One New Orleans Honored its Volunteers

One Book One New Orleans Honored its Volunteers

In praise of volunteers: One Book One New Orleans honored its volunteers at a dinner with the author of their 2016 selection The Baby Dolls at Crabby Jack’s. The panelists: filmmaker, Royce Osborn and WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans co-founder, Jerry Brock discussed the Afro-Creole cultural traditions, black Mardi Gras practices before prior to Hurricane Katrina, the impact of the commodity culture on these traditions and the importance of these...

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Panel discussion on Women Breaking Barriers in Literacy

Panel discussion on Women Breaking Barriers in Literacy

“On September 29, we joined our partners at the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans to present a panel discussion on Women Breaking Barriers in Literacy. Educators Shannan Cvitanovic (Director of YMCA Educational Services (YES!), Freddie Boyer (Jefferson Parish Adult Education), Marvel Robertson (Contract Consultant-housing policy and programs for working families), and Erin Landry (Director of Adult Education at Delgado Community...

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Powerful Stories and Knowledge — the panel, “Next Generation of Leaders” at Dillard University

Powerful Stories and Knowledge — the panel, “Next Generation of Leaders” at Dillard University

Powerful stories and knowledge — the panel, “Next Generation of Leaders” at Dillard University co-sponsored by One Book One New Orleans and Dillard University Library — Black women were left out of government, politics, education, and even cultural celebration likes Mardi Gras. Refusing to submit to their subordination, they insisted on pushing boundaries. For some, the playfulness allowed during Mardi Gras became that...

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“Stories from a Baby Doll” at Blue Cypress Books

“Stories from a Baby Doll” at Blue Cypress Books

“The Baby Doll tradition grew out of the reality of black women being left out of Mardi Gras. It is a tradition that empowers black women.” Alana Harris “Mama Pretty”, New Orleans Creole Belle Baby Dolls. One Book One New Orleans, a campaign for literacy and community building through a common read, presented “Stories from a Baby Doll” at Blue Cypress...

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