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2015 AVP New Orleans…

May 23 - 24, 2015
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to New Orleans this… more

48th Annual Gonzales…

May 23 - 23, 2015
The festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and… more

Edgar Degas: The…

May 23 - 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 23 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 23 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

FOUR VOICES at the…

May 23 - 24, 2015
The Garden District Gallery is pleased to present FOUR VOICES featuring… more

Freret Street Publiq…

May 23 - 23, 2015
Join us for live music with Big Deal Burlesque.   more

Greek Festival

May 23 - 24, 2015
Every year descendents of one of the Western world's oldest cultures celebrate… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 23 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Le Petit Theatre…

May 23 - 23, 2015
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of… more

Neighborhood Pet…

May 23 - 23, 2015
 Neighborhood Pet Adoption & Bake Sale, sponsored by the Louisiana… more

Purchased Lives: New…

May 23 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Saturday Farmers…

May 23 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 23 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Irish House…

May 23 - 23, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patrick Cooper. more

The New Orleans Wine…

May 23 - 23, 2015
The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is one of the premiere events in… more

48th Annual Gonzales…

May 24 - 24, 2015
The festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and… more

The Irish House…

May 24 - 24, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Aaron Lopez-Barrantes. more

Irish Sessions

May 25 - 25, 2015
Join us at the Irish House on Mondays for Irish Sessions. more

Preservation Jazz…

May 25 - 25, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

2015 AVP New Orleans…

May 23 - 24, 2015
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to New Orleans this… more

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./César Chavez Luncheon

January 15, 2014
  • Location: Ashé Cultural Arts Center
  • Address: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA
  • Times: 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Admission: $30 / Tables are available
  • Phone: 504-569-9070
  • Visit Website

Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly announces the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- César Chávez Luncheon, named for two giants who led non-violence peace movements for civil rights for African Americans and Mexican farm workers, respectively.   This event continues the conversations arising from "The African Presence in Mexico" - the education panels display, exhibiting at Ashé through February 28, 2014.    
 
Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson's expertise is in comprehensive community revitalization in marginalized communities, systems change, the dynamics of race and ethnicity and the roles of arts and culture in communities. Her work, based on more than 20 years of applied qualitative and quantitative research, appears in a wide range of professional and academic publications and she has been a speaker at scores of national and international conferences.  
 
Ambassador James A. Joseph, a self-described "patriot," has had a distinguished career in business, education and civil society. A frequent speaker to academic, civic and religious audiences, he is the author of three books: "The Charitable Impulse," "Remaking America," and "Leadership as a Way of Being." He has lived and traveled abroad extensively, helping emerging leaders in South Africa. His expertise spans the areas of leadership, ethics and public service; philanthropy and nonprofits, and social policy.
 
MORE ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKERS
MARIA ROSARIO JACKSON, Ph.D., Urban Planning, Policy Maker, Philanthropist
Dr. Jackson is a master scholar and author on culture and its role in the socialization and the evolution of American society. Her projects in cities throughout the United States have explored the role of intermediaries in comprehensive community planning, the characteristics of place that lead to cultural vitality, the measurement of arts and cultural vitality and the integration of new topics into policies and programs concerned with quality of life. Her work appears in a wide range of professional and academic publications, and she has been a speaker at numerous national and international conferences.
JAMES A. JOSEPH, Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa & Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Public Policy
Ambassador Joseph has a long history of leadership devising solutions to human problems. He is founder of the United States-Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values at Duke and the University of Cape Town. He has served in senior executive or advisory positions for four U.S. Presidents. In 1999, the Republic of South Africa awarded him the Order of Good Hope, the highest honor bestowed on a citizen of another country. Joseph has the distinction of being the only American ambassador to present his credentials to President Nelson Mandela.  
 
Tickets for the event are $30, available online at http://bit.ly/King-ChavezLuncheon and at Ashé.  For table reservations or for more information, call (504) 569-9070.

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