RIT Forum Presents an Update on Hurricane Katrina, Oct. 18




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Hurricane Katrina will haunt the Gulf Coast for decades, if not forever.

A forum to assess what happened after the hurricane and how the region can move forward will be held at Rochester Institute of Technology this week. “Hurricane Katrina: A Discussion of Devastation and Restoration, One Year Later” will be held from noon to 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Liberal Arts Building, room A205, on the RIT campus. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by RIT’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

What: “Hurricane Katrina: A Discussion of Devastation and Restoration, One Year Later”

Who: Featured speakers: Cedric Johnson, assistant professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Blaine McCaleb, RIT student and volunteer, Restoring Hope in New Orleans; Melissa Nichols, assistant professor of English at RIT, “In the Middle of the Tempests: Education and the Search for Normalcy; Vincent Golphin, assistant professor of English at RIT, “The Rest of the Story: Katrina in Fact and Fiction”; William Johnson Jr., distinguished professor of public policy at RIT, “Katrina: Challenges Going Forward.”

When/Where: noon to 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, Liberal Arts Building, room A205, on the RIT campus.

Details: Free; all welcome; for more information, contact Danielle Smith at (585) 475-4413.