Community Leaders Discuss Long Term Effects of Hurricane Katrina




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In the wake of the tremendous devastation and destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, millions of people have been displaced and the social networks and communities of the region have been affectively destroyed.

Now, sociologists at Rochester Institute of Technology are attempting to assess the long-term impacts of this situation in a forum including representatives of the American Red Cross and residents of the Gulf Coast.

In the Wake of Katrina: A Response to Devastation of Community will include information from social science experts and an open discussion on the current situation and how we as a nation can help the residents of Louisiana and Mississippi rebuild there lives.

The forum is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 28 in the Chester Carlson Center for Imaging Sciences, Rm. 1125. For more information about the event, contact Linda Rossiter at 585-475-6701.

    What: In the Wake of Katrina: A Response to Devastation of Community
    Who: Leighton Jones, Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross
    Leo Williams, Jr., New Orleans Resident
    Sebastian Kurteck, former student Tulane University
    Danielle Smith, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Moderator
    When: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28
    Where: Rochester Institute of Technology
    Carlson Center for Imaging Sciences, Rm. 1125