We encourage planting sidewalk trees to continue to make Treme one of the best places to live! See information about give-away below. Jessica D. KnoxHFTAMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 7 11:14 AMView SourceWe encourage planting sidewalk trees to continue to make Treme one of the best places to live! See information about give-away below.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
For Immediate Release
Tree Give-Away December 8, 2012
Hike for Katreena and the Department of Parks and Parkways
2829 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA
Grounds of Parks and Parkways
3 gal. trees - limited quantities
2 Per Household
- Live Oak - 50
- Nutall Oak - 5
- Cherrybark Oak - 5
- Southern Magnolia - 100
- Little Gem Magnolia - 50
- Japanese Magnolia - 100
- Sweetbay Magnolia -100
- Bald Cypress - 50
- Pond Cypress - 100
- Species - 25
- Forest Pansy - 25
- Crape Myrtles - 100
- Fig - LSU Purple - 25
- Holly - Savannah - 50
- Vitex - Shoal's Creek
- Chinese Pistache - 10
- Drummond Red Maple - 100
- Eastern Red Cedar - 10
- Fringe Tree - Grancy Greybeard - 25
- Japanese Maple - 75
- Mayhaw - 5
- Parsley Hawthorn - 5
- Spruce Pine - 10
New Orleans suffered many losses in Katrina and its aftermath. One of the major casualties was the city's trees. Over 100,000 were lost, including most of the beautiful magnolias and many live oaks.
In 2006, lifelong New Orleans resident Monique Pilié hiked the 2175 miles of the Appalachian Trail, starting in Georgia and ending in Maine. Her goal was to raise awareness of the storm's impact on the city's treescape and to raise enough money to plant one tree in New Orleans for every mile she hiked. To that end she started a non-profit organization called "Hike for KaTREEna".
On October 7 2006, after six months hiking, Monique finished the Appalachian Trail, arriving at Mt Katahdin in Maine. During the hike she raised thousands of dollars. She came home and, together with a host of volunteers from New Orleans and across the country, she began planting trees.
Hike for KaTREEna is still planting... and still raising money to replace the tens of thousands of trees still sorely missed in New Orleans. We accomplish this with an army of committed planters. Become a New Orleans volunteer and join our efforts toward the restoration and beautification of this wonderful community!
SUNO student curates exhibit for internationally renowned Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Keisha Washington, a candidate for a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies at Southern University at New Orleans is using the skills that she has learned at the University to support the work of The Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp. She will be hosting a photography exhibition entitled "Satchmo's Kids: Students' Conversations with Musical Instruments" on Saturday, December 8 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm at Le Musee de f.p.c., located at 2336 Esplanade Avenue. The exhibit will highlight the talent of young musicians who have been a part of the programs through the work of photographer JR Thomason.
The camp, founded in 1995, has annually offered intensive music instruction for young people ages 10-21 under some of the best musicians in the city. Under the direction of Jackie Harris, the program has received international recognition for its contribution to jazz music education. Over the years, eminent musicians such as Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Calvin Johnson, Gregory Agid, Troy Sawyer, Michael Ballard, Joseph Peebles, Jonathan Batiste, Sammie "Big Sam" Williams and many others have benefitted from the lessons learned at the camp. Musicians such as Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Mr. Roger Dickerson Sr., Alvin Batiste, Clyde Kerr, Germaine Bazzle, Norma Miller, Kent Jordan, Marlon Jordan, Darrell Lavigne, Jonathan Bloom, Donald Harrison, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, George Duke, Nicholas Payton have lent their expertise and guidance as instructors.
"The opportunity to tell the story of this camp, which is now woven into the fabric of New Orleans through the eyes of Mr. Thomason and the faces of the students is something that I am very proud to be a part of", said Ms. Washington. "I think the public will enjoy this exhibition and see just what goes into the building of an artist."
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact 504-319-2693. To learn more about the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp visit www.louisarmstrongjazzcamp.com.
The Teacher Who Changed My Life
An Essay Contest By New America Media and New Orleans Ethnic Media
WHAT: The New Orleans Agenda is partnering with New America Media (NAM) and other media partners in New Orleans, LA to organize an essay contest on teachers. We invite you to write a short essay (500 words max) describing the teacher who changed your life or the life of your child. Who is this
remarkable person? Did this person mentor you, open your mind to a subject that became your passion, help you in a personal crisis?
DEADLINE: January 14, 2013. (Mail-in entries must be postmarked by then). All entries are subject to the co
ntest's Official Rules attached below.
All contestants must reside in New Orleans or the surrounding parishes. You can ONLY enter one of the following categories:
1) Teenagers between 14 to 18 years old;
Write about a teacher, who is not your relative, who teaches in public or private school in the city of New Orleans or the surrounding parishes.
2) Adults 19 years of age and older;
Write about a teacher, who is not your relative, who teaches in public or private school in the city of New Orleans or the surrounding parishes who have changed your life or the life of your child.
3) Teachers in Memory
Write about a teacher, who is not your relative, who might have passed away or lost contact with, or a teacher who taught you in your home country.
Essay writers are invited to write up to 500 words. In English or inthe writer's native language. In-language submissions will be translated prior to final judging. Essays should be sent us via email or regular mail, along with the Entry Form (See below).
JUDGES AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Distinguished educators, journalists, scholars and advocates will select a winner from each category. Judges will look for evidence that the teacher opened up a new pathway of knowledge or opportunity for the student that he or she had previously not been aware of, or that the teacher inspired or fostered a love of learning. We are looking for real life examples and expect the entries will help us expand our definition of what a "great teacher" is.
Winners in the "Teenager" and "Adult" categories will each receive a cash award of $500 and the teachers profiled will also receive an award of $500. Winner in "Teacher In Memory" will have the honor to pick a local public school in New Orleans or the surrounding parishes to donate a $500 check made by NAM.
We will host a special presentation of the awards in New Orleans in February. Winning essays will be published by NAM and other media outlets.
FOR ENTRY FORM & OFFICIAL RULES, PLEASE VISIT:
TO JOIN, PLEASE EMAIL OR MAIL YOUR ESSAY ALONG WITH THE ENTRY FORM TO:
The New Orleans Agenda
392 East 6th Street
Edgard, Louisiana 70049
THE TEACHER WHO CHANGED MY LIFE-New Orleans, LA
An Essay Contest by New America Media and The New Orleans Agenda
Deadline to receive all applications: January 14, 2013 - Please review contest rules.
Mailing Address: ______________________________________________
City: _____________________ State ___________ Zip Code __________
Home phone: ___________________________
Cell phone: _____________________________
Language of essay:_______________________
Category: ___14-18 yr old ___19 yr old and above ___Teacher In Memory
Where did you learn about this contest? ____________________________________
Please provide a biography (No more than 200 words) about yourself on a separate sheet of paper or attachment if submitted via email.
Name of Teacher:__________________________________________________
When did you meet the teacher?______________________________________
How did you meet the teacher? _______________________________________
Where does/did this teacher teach (school name)?________________________
Address of the school: _______________________________________________
City ____________________ State _______ Zip __________________________
All entries must be received by Monday, January 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Applications should only be submitted once in one of the following ways. Each contestant can only submit one entry in any of the 3 categories.
Mail completed entry form and essay to:
The New Orleans Agenda
attn: Vincent Sylvain
392 East 6th Street
Edgard, LA 70049
**Please indicate on the envelope: Teacher Who Change My Life Contest, OR,
E-mail completed entry form and essay as an attachment (word or PDF) to:
**Please write "Teacher Contest" in the subject line**
"By entering, I agree to the complete Official Rules, which I understand include my agreement to grant the contest sponsors a broad license to publish and otherwise use my entry for their own purposes."
Minor's Parent or legal guardian (If under 18 years old) Date
The Teacher Who Changed My Life Essay Contest
1. Eligibility. The Teacher Who Changed My Life Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of the city of New Orleans or the surrounding parishes (including Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and Washington.), Louisiana, who are fourteen (14) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsors (as defined below) and each of their respective related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
2. Sponsors. New America Media, 275 Ninth Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 and The New Orleans Agenda (the "Sponsors").
3. Agreement to Official Rules. Participation in the Contest constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and the Sponsors, which are final and binding.
4. Entry Period. The Contest begins on November 14, 2012 at 12:00 noon Central Time ("CT") and ends on January 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. CT (the "Entry Period").
5. Entry. To enter, during the Entry Period, fill out the entry form, provide a biography of yourself (no more than 200 words), and submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) in English or your native language on one (1) of the following topics, as applicable to you: (a) if you are between fourteen (14) and eighteen (18) years old, write about a teacher who is not your relative and who teaches or taught in a public or private school in New Orleans or surrounding parishes and who changed your life (the "Teenager" category); (b) if you are nineteen (19) years old or older, write about a teacher who is not your relative and who teaches or taught in a public or private school in New Orleans or surrounding parishes and who changed your life or the life of your child (the "Adult" category); or (c) write about a teacher who is not your relative but who taught you and with whom you have lost contact, who taught you in your home country, or who has passed away (the "Teacher in Memory" category). If you submit an essay in a language other than English, New America Media will translate your essay prior to judging. Your entry must be true, your own original work, and must not have been entered, in whole or in part, into any other contest, promotion or exhibition, or otherwise published or distributed. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to refuse to accept any entry for any reason.
During the Entry Period, submit your entry form, biography and essay to Sponsors by email to Vincent@... or by mail to The New Orleans Agenda, 392 East 6th Street, Edgard, Louisiana 70049. Emailed entries must be received by Sponsors during the Entry Period, and mailed entries must be postmarked during the Entry Period. Limit: one (1) entry per person. Subsequent entries will be void. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Illegible entries will be disqualified.
6. Selection of Potential Winners. On or about February 8, 2013, a panel of judges will select one (1) potential winner from each of the three (3) categories of submissions, as described above. Entries will be judged on how well the essay conveys a portrait of the teacher and how descriptive it is of the teacher's impact. In the event of a tie, the entry with the higher score for how great the essay conveys a portrait of the teacher will be the potential winner. Potential winner will be notified by email, phone or postal mail. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days of the first attempt to contact him/her, the entrant in that category with the next highest score will be the potential winner.
7. Requirements of Potential Winners. Except where prohibited, each potential winner must complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the "Affidavit/Release") within ten (10) days of being notified. If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, if notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if Sponsors determine in their sole discretion that a potential winner is ineligible, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian must sign and return all requested documents and accept the prize on his/her behalf. Unless prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsors to use winner's name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), and biographical information for advertising and publicity purposes, worldwide, without further compensation.
8. Prizes. The winners of the Teenager and Adult categories will each receive Five Hundred Dollars ($500), and the teachers that they profiled in their entries will also each receive Five Hundred Dollars ($500). The winner of the Teacher In Memory category will have the honor of selecting a public school in city of New Orleans or the surrounding parishes, Louisiana to receive an award of Five Hundred Dollars ($500). All federal, state and local taxes and all other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are the responsibility solely of winner. Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable. No substitution permitted, except that Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize with another prize of comparable or greater value at Sponsors' sole discretion.
9. Sponsors' Rights to Entries. By entering, you grant to the Sponsors a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sublicensable (through multiple tiers) and transferable license, without additional consideration to you or third parties, to (a) publish, reproduce, distribute and display (publicly or otherwise), adapt, modify, edit, translate, make available to the public, make, sell, offer to sell, import and otherwise use and exploit (and have others exercise such rights on behalf of the Sponsors, through multiple tiers) your entry, in any format or media now known or hereafter developed; (b) create derivative works from and incorporate your entry into other works or into the Sponsors' or their designees' products or services; (c) use your entry for the Sponsors' advertising and promotional purposes; and (d) use your name, photograph, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, statements, and biographical information for the Sponsors' advertising and promotional purposes in connection with your entry, for the purpose of administering and promoting the Contest, any future Sponsor promotions, and/or the Sponsors. You hereby waive any and all rights that you each may have under laws worldwide that concern "moral rights" or "droit moral" in connection with your entry.
10. General Conditions. In the event that the operation, security or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or (b) award the prizes according to the applicable judging criteria from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsors' failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant's sole remedy shall be another
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