Rising Tide 8 -- Sat. Sept. 14

Rising Tide is an annual conference devoted to the future of New Orleans.    Having recently reached the 8th anniversary of Katrina, it’s time for the 8th Rising Tide.     It’s being held this coming Saturday, September 14th, at Xavier University.

This year’s schedule:

Keynote: Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore.

Panel: Creating Community for Writers of Color: MelaNated Writers Collective.
     Moderator: Jarvis Q. DeBerry; Panelists: jewel bush, David Thaddeus Baker, Kelly Harris and Gian Smith.

Panel: Beyond Tourism / Beyond Recovery.
     Moderator: Charles Maldonado; Panelists: Kevin Fox Gotham, Ph.D., Brice Miller, Meg Lousteau, Robin Keegan, and Mark Romig.

Panel: Charter School Access & Accountability.
     Moderator: Scott Sternberg; Panelists: Steve Beatty, Jaimme Collins, Marta Jewson, and Aesha Rasheed.

Second Stage: Tech School.
     Panels:  Working With Bloggers; Personal Branding; Using Visual Tools in Online Promotion; Content Marketing.

For details about these events and people, see the full schedule.

We are sure to see conference organizer and emcee, Loki Williams, wearing his Google Glass.

Panel, Creating Community for Writers of Color,  
featuring jewel bush, David Thaddeus Baker, Kelly Harris and Gian Smith.

Panel photograph and post by Susanna Powers



  1. Deb Cotton had to drop out due to ongoing health issues.


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