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Beyond 'Hope Against Hope:' A Conversation feat. Mary Laurie, Aidan Kelly & Geraldlynn Stewart

presented in conjunction with the Tulane Reading Project

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

Join the main characters of the book Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children for a moderated discussion about the controversial reinvention of the New Orleans school system in the aftermath of Katrina.

In Hope Against Hope, award-winning education reporter Sarah Carr spent a full year shadowing Mary Laurie, principal of O. Perry Walker High School; Aidan Kelly, a teacher at SCI Academy; and KIPP Renaissance High School student Geraldlynn Stewart and her family. Within the context of the local and national debate over school reform, Laurie, Kelly, and Stewart will speak about their personal stories, as well as the challenges faced by New Orleans charter schools. Moderated by Nghana Lewis, Ph.D., JD, professor in the departments of English, African & African Diaspora Studies, and psychology; and author of Before & After Katrina: Black Education in New Orleans.

Free and open to the public, with a reception, community resource fair, and dialogue sessions to follow. Click here for driving directions.

Sponsored by: Reading ProjectNewcomb-Tulane College as well as Cocurricular Programs, Center for Public Service

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs via email to donuts@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-865-5728






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