Landrieu's State of the City address unveils "Katrina 10: Resilient New Orleans"

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Among the commemorations scheduled for Aug. 29 in New Orleans: a wreath-laying at the Hurricane Katrina memorial at Canal Street and City Park Avenue. - CREATIVE COMMONS/INFROGMATION
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  • Among the commemorations scheduled for Aug. 29 in New Orleans: a wreath-laying at the Hurricane Katrina memorial at Canal Street and City Park Avenue.


Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered his annual State of the City address this morning at the Carver Theater in Treme, where he also unveiled the city’s plans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods.

The overall event is called “Katrina 10: Resilient New Orleans” (resilience and resilient seem to be two words you'll be hearing a lot), and features occasional events all summer leading up to a weeklong commemoration during the last week of August. Among the big plans: the “RISE Katrina 10 Conference,” staged by the Urban League of Greater New Orleans and the National Urban League July 26 through 29; an Aug. 24 conference titled “The Atlantic Presents New Orleans”; and the “New Orleans Honors,” a gala event at the Saenger Theater Aug. 28.

Saturday, Aug. 29 will bring several events, including a day of service around the city, along with a “Resilience Festival” in the 9th Ward; a public “celebration of neighborhoods” and a second line at Smoothie King Center; and a wreath-laying at the Hurricane Katrina memorial at the corner of Canal Street and City Park Avenue.

For more information, visit the website: www.katrina10.org


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