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Louisiana Creole Research Association
Proudly presents its Seventh Annual Conference


Historic Turning Points In Creole Louisiana

 


Weekend Itinerary

 

Friday October 14, 2011 (Members Only)


LA Creole Annual Meeting
Wine & Cheese 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: TBA

 



Saturday October 15, 2011

Seventh Annual Conference
Best Western Landmark Hotel 2601 Severn Avenue, Metairie, LA.

8:00-8:45 Registration, Exhibits, Vendors, Silent Auction
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Elizabeth Moore Rhodes, President
Hilda Young, 2011 Conference Chair
9:00-10:30 African Legacy and Creole Sensibility: The 1811 Louisiana Uprising
(Lecture, Dramatic re-enactment, Music, Dance)
Ronald Dorris, PhD, Xavier University of Louisiana
10:30 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 11:45

Louisiana Statehood: Impact of the 1812 Constitution on a Cosmopolitan Populace
Dr. Raphael Cassimere,Jr.,PhD, Professor-Emeritus History, University of New Orleans

11:45 – 1:15

Lunch – On your own

1:15 – 2:00

Rodolphe Lucien Desdunes and His Historical Portraits: Creole New Orleans as Literature
Dana Kress, PhD, Centenary College of Louisiana

2:00 – 3:45
Panel—Tremé: Securing the Sacred and Secular as Community
Moderator: Ina Fandrich, PhD, Curator of Collections, New Orleans African American Museum

• Faubourg Tremé: The Place and the People—A Historic Overview
Dr. Ina Fandrich

• Architectural Gems: Creole Style and the Crafting of a Neighborhood
Jay D. Edwards, PhD, Louisiana State University

• Freedom of Expression: Music as the Cultural Heartbeat of a Community
Fred Johnson, Musician

• Current Status of the Tremé Community from an Economic Standpoint
Naydja Bynum, PhD

3:45 – 4:15

Musical performance

4:15 – 5:00
Panel—Discovering Our Ancestors through Genealogical Research:
Methods, Resources, and Personal Experience
  • Ingrid Stanley, LA Creole Co-founder, Genealogist
  • Barbara Ricard Landix, LA Creole Charter member, Genealogist
  • Valencia Linton, LA Creole Charter member, Genealogist
5:00 – 6:00

Meet the Speakers Reception
(Immediately following conference)
Hosted by the 2011 Conference Committee

 


Sunday, October 16, 2011


LA Creole Jazz Brunch
Featuring the Pinstripe Jazz Band
Best Western Landmark Hotel 2601 Severn Avenue, Metairie, LA.
Must Have PRE-PAID TICKETS No tickets will be sold at the door!
Assigned Seating
Purchase a Table with 10 seats -cost $450.00
Reservation must be made by the October 5, 2011 deadline

 

11:00—2:00

LA Creole Traditional Jazz Brunch
Pinstripe Jazz Band

Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Elizabeth Moore Rhodes, President
Hilda Young, 2011 Conference Chair

Presentation of Awards
LA Creole Recognition Award
LA Creole Founders Award

Silent Auction
Marva Arceneaux
Gaynell Lawrence

 

 

 


Click the link to Download the 2011 Conference Registration Form

 

Conference Information


Early Registration by Oct. 5th
Members $35.00, Non-Members $45.00
Registration after Oct. 5th
Members $40.00, Non-Members $50.00


Students with ID $15.00

 

For additional information call: 504-241-1439