The Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora community conversation and book launch will center around the topic of displacement in the aftermath of disaster. The authors of Displaced will begin by briefly explaining the research that they did after Hurricane Katrina, and then will describe the implications of what they found. After this short overview, the audience will be invited to share their thoughts and experiences. What is the impact of the prolonged displacement on New Orleans? How is the displacement still affecting individuals, families, and entire communities? What can we learn from Hurricane Katrina that will help us prepare for future disasters? The authors hope that this event will provide the opportunity to learn and share with community members about the ongoing issues of displacement.