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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; This week will see dozens of events related to the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods, and today saw one of the biggest ? The Atlantic 's "New Orleans: Ten Years Later" conference at the Sheraton New ...

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Atlantic conference discusses "New Orleans: Ten Years Later" after Hurricane Katrina



This week will see dozens of events related to the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods, and today saw one of the biggest ? The Atlantic's "New Orleans: Ten Years Later" conference at the Sheraton New Orleans.*

After an introduction by The Atlantic's editor in chief James Bennet, Gwen Ifill of PBS News Hour introduced writer/filmmaker Lolis Eric Elie, New Orleans native and national student poet Madeleine LeCesne, VAYLA executive director Minh Nguyen, writer Chris Rose, former City Councilman Oliver Thomas and Tracie Washington of the Louisiana Justice Center.*

Washington had the crowd's attention, questioning the city's recovery pointing out that 50 percent of black children in the city live in poverty ? more than before the storm ? *adding that special needs children are being ignored in the New Orleans school system. She also took exception to "resilient," which has emerged as the buzzword du jour of Katrina recovery.?
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