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Confronting Katrina: How Should We Respond?

We invite you to participate in "Confronting Katrina: How Should We Respond?," an all-campus day of education, discussion, and reflection in response to the devastation experienced along the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina. View the full event listing for the complete schedule of events.

Date: Friday, March 31st, 2006

Contact: Kimberly Smith, x4123

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All Day
Art Exhibits

  • BREACH by David Lefkowitz '85 -- Gould Library stairwell
  • Photographic series by Andrew Olson '06 -- Gould Library
  • Katrina photographic "icons" -- various locations around campus
    • Five photos by Stan Honda, Agence France press photographer who was in New Orleans immediately after disaster struck
    • Two photos by Andrew Olson '06
  • Images by Carleton students who volunteered in Biloxi over winter break -- Sayles-Hill Balcony

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Coffee Hour

Begin your day as if taking a stroll down the picturesque French Quarter streets. Fern-lined alleyways lead to unexpected courtyards, jazz music hangs in the air like the humidity in August. The sweet smell of magnolias mixes with the aroma of coffee and chicory…ahhh, New Orleans!

  • Location: Alumni Guest House
  • Beignet and Chicory Coffee hour with Café Du Monde beignets and coffee

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil

  • Location: Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Light a candle in silent reflection or remembrance

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Opening Convocation

  • Location: Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Speaker: Margaret Simms '67, Vice President for Governance and Economic Analysis at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington D.C.
  • Convocation details

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Confronting Katrina

  • Location: Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Participants:

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student Showcase

  • 11:00 - 12:00: Video "Voices from the Storm" and panel of Biloxi Student Participants, Boliou 104
  • 11:00 - 12:30: International Student Panel, "Through the Looking Glass: Views on Hurricane Katrina from the outside, abroad and foreigners." Leighton 305
  • 11:00 - 1:00: Images taken by Biloxi service trip students and reflection booklet, Sayles-Hill balcony

  • 11:15 - 12:00 and 12:15 - 1:00: Two sessions of student round-table discussions about the role of religion and government entitled "Who Should Respond to Disaster?", Severance Meeting Room. Feel free to bring your lunch.
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Physics lunch table, "Does Hurricane Katrina Have Anything to Say to Physicists?", LDC Dining Room
  • Additional student-sponsored activities and exhibits will take place in the Sayles-Hill Great Space and Great Hall
  • Authentic Café Du Monde Beignets and Chicory Coffee served in Great Hall

11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
New Orleans Broadcasts on KRLX

  • Student radio station KRLX will broadcast material related to New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina throughout the day, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch -
Mardi Gras theme

  • Location: Dining Halls
  • Students on meal plans: use your card as usual
  • Non-board students, faculty & staff: purchase tickets ($5.30 each) in advance from College Relations, Leighton Hall 415
  • View the Mardi Gras menu

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Panel Sessions

* = panel moderator

The Causes: Who or what is to blame for the disaster on the Gulf Coast?

  • Panel 1: Leighton 304
    • *Mary Savina '72, faculty
    • Sheri Breen, St. Olaf faculty
    • Steve Meisburger '07, student
    • Robert Nachtsheim '07, student
  • Panel 2: Leighton 305
    • *Tricia Ferrett, faculty
    • Kim Smith, faculty
    • Brian Welch, St. Olaf faculty
  • Panel 3: Leighton 402
    • *Gary Wagenbach, faculty
    • Tony Lott, St. Olaf faculty
    • C.J. Griffiths '06, student

Saving New Orleans: How and Why?

  • Panel 1: LDC 104
    • *Stephen Kelly, faculty
    • Christine O'Malley, faculty
    • Mark McKone, faculty
  • Panel 2: Boliou 104
    • *Phil Camill, faculty
    • Cliff Clark, faculty
    • Mary Easter, faculty
  • Panel 3: Nourse Little Theater
    • *Elizabeth McKinsey, faculty
    • Tsegaye Nega, faculty
    • Scott Bierman, Dean
  • Panel 4: Alumni Guest House Meeting Room
    • *Michael Hemesath, faculty
    • Sam Demas, librarian
    • Chris Petit '05, alumnus and staff

Human Suffering and Moral Responsibility: How do we make sense of and respond to natural disasters?

  • Panel 1: Olin 02 (backup/overflow room: Olin 149)
    • *Jennifer Everett, faculty
    • David Carrasco, Harvard Divinity School faculty
    • Anne Patrick, faculty
  • Panel 2: Olin 04
    • *Bill North, faculty
    • Shosh Dworsky, Associate Chaplain
    • Eleanor Nicholson '52, alumna
  • Panel 3: Olin 141
    • *Carolyn Fure-Slocum '82, Chaplain
    • Nadinne Cruz, Director of the Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University, 2000-2003
    • Amber Swiggum '06, student

2:10 - 3:10 p.m.
Plenary Sessions

* = panel moderator

Plenary 1: The Media and Katrina: Voices from the Gulf Coast

  • Skinner Memorial Chapel
    • Martin Kaste '91, NPR reporter
    • *Joe Hargis, staff
    • Lauren Flexon '06, student
    • Morgan Weiland '06, student

Plenary 2: Finding the Faces: People of the Gulf Coast

  • Concert Hall
    • Stan Honda, Agence France-Presse staff photographer based in New York city
    • *Laurel Bradley, staff
    • David Lefkowitz '85, faculty
    • Andrew Olson '06, student

3:20 - 4:20
Panel Sessions

Race, Class and Poverty: How did these factors play into the disaster and our response?

  • Panel 1: Olin 141
    • *Adriana Estill, faculty
    • Kim Smith, faculty
    • Love Anani '07, student
  • Panel 2: Olin 02
    • *Adrienne Falcón '89, faculty
    • Melvin Rogers, faculty
    • Anjuli Mishra '07, student
  • Panel 3: Olin 04
    • *Rich Keiser, faculty
    • Rebecca Judge, St. Olaf faculty
    • Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, faculty
    • Samara Winbush '05, alumna
  • Panel 4: Boliou 104
    • *Al Montero, faculty
    • Harry Williams, faculty
    • Sarah Walker '99, alumna

Telling the story of Hurricane Katrina: Who tells the story and how do they tell it?

  • Panel 1: Nourse Little Theater
    • *Victoria Morse, faculty
    • Carol Donelan, faculty
    • Clara Hardy, faculty
    • Rob Hardy, faculty

Katrina Seen From Abroad

  • Panel 1: Leighton 304
    • *Cathy Yandell, faculty
    • Jose Cerna-Bazan, faculty
    • Naran Bilik, faculty
    • Arjendu Pattanayak, faculty
  • Panel 2: Leighton 305
    • *Cam Davidson, faculty
    • Pavel Kapinos, faculty
    • Christine Lac, faculty
    • Qiguang Zhao, faculty
  • Panel 3: Leighton 402
    • *Scott Carpenter, faculty
    • Greg Marfleet, faculty
    • Meera Sehgal, faculty
    • Seungjoo Yoon, faculty

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wrap-up: How Should We Respond?

  • Location: Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • President Robert A. Oden, Jr.
  • Emmett Carson, President and CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation and Interim CEO of the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation

  • Alexander Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

6:00 p.m. - ?
Closing Celebration

  • 6:00 -- Rugcutters dance group to give dance lessons in Great Hall
  • 7:00 -- Jack Brass Band (original New Orleans style jazz band) performs in Sayles-Hill Great Space

Categories:

Hurricane