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New Orleans: Ten Years Later

August 25, 2015

To mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, The Atlantic hosted an event recognizing the city’s resilience while evaluating the challenges it and other communities across the country continue to face.  Gwen Ifill was in New Orleans to moderate two town halls "What Does it Mean to Know New Orleans?" and "What Does New Orleans Now Know?"

What Does it Mean to Know New Orleans?
Participants:
Lolis Eric Elie, Writer and Filmmaker

Madeleine LeCesne, National Student Poet, Southwest Region
Minh Nguyen, Co-Founder and Executive Director, VAYLA
Chris Rose, Journalist and Author, 1 Dead in Attic
Oliver Thomas, Former City Council Member; Host, WBOK Radio
Tracie Washington, President and CEO, The Louisiana Justice Center

What Does New Orleans Now Know?
Participants: 

John M. Barry, Author, Rising Tide; Distinguished Scholar, Tulane Center for Bioenvironmental Research
Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Educator and Artist; Co-Founder and Curator, Mardi Gras Indians Hall of Fame
Michael Hecht, President and CEO, Greater New Orleans Inc.
Bennie Pete, Founder and Band Leader, Hot 8 Brass Band
Gary Rivlin, Journalist and Author, Katrina: After the Flood
Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation