[Technology 1192] Discussion: Literacy in Recovery: Two years after Hurricane Katrina

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Mariann Fedele MariannF at lacnyc.org
Tue Aug 7 10:15:28 EDT 2007

Dear Colleagues,

The following message is posted on behalf of Daphne Greenberg:

Starting on August 15th, on the poverty, race, women, and literacy list,
guest facilitators will be hosting a discussion on the state of adult
literacy in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The two year
anniversary of this tragic event falls in the end of August, and as we
know there is still much that needs to be done to help the residents of
New Orleans.

If you are interested in joining the discussion go to:
(you can go to the same website to unsubscribe)

Here are the details:

Name of discussion: Literacy in Recovery: Two years after Hurricane

When: Wednesday, August 15-Wed. Aug 29

The panelists are:
- Rachel Nicolosi, Program Director, Literacy Alliance of Greater New
- Manon Pavy, Coordinator, YMCA Educational Services
- Karla Sikaffy, Director, Hispanic Apostolate ESL Program
- Linda Detiege, adult learner, member of the dormant adult learner
leadership group - ALIVE - Adult Learners Initiating Voices for
- Zarus E. P. Watson Associate Professor of Counselor Education and
Research Director, UNO Research Center for
Multiculturalism and Counseling at University of New Orleans.

Possible Topics For Discussion are:
What do adult literacy programs look like in New Orleans after Katrina?
Funding for adult literacy programs after Katrina-how much and from
Literacy Volunteers in adult literacy programs after Katrina-do they
exist-are they hard to find?
Learners in adult literacy programs after Katrina-have they returned and
what are their experiences?
What are the unique struggles that immigrants face after Katrina?
What role does workforce development play?

Recommended reading in preparation for the discussion:
www.gnocdc.org This is the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center -
the nonprofit that manages data related to the region including "The
Katrina Index" - Beginning in December 2005, the Katrina Index began
monitoring the social and economic recovery of the Gulf Coast region,
especially the New Orleans area, from the storm's impact in August 2005.
Relying on nearly 40 indicators, the Index has aimed to provide members
of the media, key decision makers, nonprofit and private
sector groups, and researchers with an independent, fact-based, one-stop
resource to monitor and evaluate the progress of on-the-ground recovery.
A two-year Special Edition will be released on August 8.

Please encourage your friends and colleagues to join us. If they are
interested, they can subscribe, and then later unsubscribe at:


Mariann Fedele
NYC Regional Adult Education Network
Literacy Assistance Center
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
mariannf at lacnyc.org