Members of HWS Responds will mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Interviews with representatives of the group will take place on WGVA 1240-AM with Ted Baker at 8:10 a.m. and WNYR 98.5 FM with Mike Smith at 8:45 a.m.
The group is also organizing a commemoration ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on the steps of the U.S. Post Office on Castle Street in Geneva. Post-Katrina Summit co-chairs Francesca Antonucci ’10 and Jacquelyn Sands ’09 as well as Director of Community Engagement and Service-Learning Ave Bauder ’81 will discuss the current state of the Gulf Coast, proposed legislation to create 100,000 jobs, and HWS’ efforts.
The commemoration will feature comments and reflections from students, staff and community members who have traveled to New Orleans. In addition, Alysa Austin ’08 will read her essay “Mountains of Louisiana. Community member and Hobart alum Edwin Dailor ’59, P’80, P’82 who organized a community group to go to New Orleans will speak and prayers will be offered by Chaplain Lesley Adams. The audience will be invited to sign petitions in support of the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project and view the Works Project Administration art in the post office.
On campus, HWS Responds will show “When the Levees Broke by Spike Lee in the Scandling Center while holding a petition drive outside of SAGA. A van will be available at noon near the Fed Ex box in the Medbery parking lot to shuttle anyone who would like to attend the commemoration. For more information please contact Bauder at ext. 3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.