Events

Oct 25

Author Jordan Flaherty & Poet Sunni Patterson to talk

Jordan Flaherty is a nationally known journalist, author and community organizer based in New Orleans. He will be giving a talk entitled "Community and Resistance on the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina to the BP Drilling Disaster", followed by a brief book signing and reception. Jordan is the author of "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six". Copies of his book will be available at the event and in the Carleton Bookstore. Artist and visionary Sunni Patterson combines the heritage and tradition of her native town with an enlightened modern world view to create music and poetry that is timeless in its groove. She will be joining Jordan to share her voice in the Gulf Coast talk.

Monday, October 25th, 2010
4:30 – 6:30 pm / Boliou #104

Jordan is the author of "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six". Copies of his book will be available at the event and in the Carleton Bookstore. Artist and visionary Sunni Patterson combines the heritage and tradition of her Native town with an enlightened modern world view to create music and poetry that is timeless in its groove. She will be joining Jordan to share her voice in the Gulf Coast talk.

Jordan Flaherty was the first journalist with a national audience to write about the Jena Six case, and played an important role in bringing the story to worldwide attention.  His post-Katrina writing in Color Lines Magazine shared a journalism award from New America Media for best Katrina-related coverage in the thnic press, his reporting has been featured in the NY Times, and audiences around the world have seen the news segments he has produced for Al-Jazeera, TeleSur, GritTV, and Democracy Now.

Sunni has been a featured performer at the many of Nation's premier spoken word venues, including HBO's Def Poetry Jam, and had the privilege of speaking at the Panafest in Ghana, West Africa. She has worked with several well known artists and performers including Hannibal Lokumbe- singing lead vocals for his score,"King and the Cresent City Moon," Kalamu Ya Salaam, Sonia Sanchez, Wanda Coleman, Amiri Baraka, Laini Kuumba Afrikan Dance Company, and many more.   

Sponsored by Philosophy, ENTS and Distinguished Women Visitors Fund. Contact: Sandy Saari, Philosophy Department, x4232