Research and Recovery Work
Department of Sociology
Louisiana State University
B'nai Israel Hurricane Relief Committee
which I chair
- Report of
the Committee's work, 2005-2008, here.
- Notable projects & activities:
Roots of Music, an After-School Music Program
for middle school children in New Orleans, here.
party we put on for residents of Renaissance
Village, the largest FEMA trailer site, on 7/26/07,
with a Jambalaya dinner, snow cones, a raffle, a
New Orleans brass band, to raise spirits & generate
a little happiness. (We worked with the residents
since the village opened after the storm until its
closing. For instance, we put in a cafe, which became
a community center.) See photos here.
at Renaissance Village, existed from early
2007 till the closing of Renaissance Village in mid-2008.
The Cafe was designed to promote community, provide
comfort, facilitate information sharing, build resident
strength. The Cafe had over 600 unique visitors a
month. See photo here.
photo exhibit, here,
of children’s photographs from FEMA’s
trailer village, which
we co-produced, at
the LSU Union Art Gallery in July/August 2006.
The exhibit then moved to the Chashama gallery
in New York City in September/October. See here.