Two members of the University of New Orleans community will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Domestic Violence and Social Services in Post-Katrina New Orleans." The panel discussion is part of "Rising Tide: A Conference on the Future of New Orleans" and will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 on the second floor of Xavier's University Center.
The panel will be moderated by Beth Blankenship, director of the University of New Orleans Women's Center. Another UNO panel participant will be Pamela Jenkins, professor emeritus of sociology. In addition to Blankenship and Jenkins, other panelists will include: Desiree Evans, director of publicity and communications at Women with a Vision; Mary Claire Landry, executive director at the New Orleans Family Justice Center Alliance; Amalfi K. Parker Elder, Blueprint for Safety interagency coordinator at the New Orleans health department and Lisa Richardson, director of research and evaluation at the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies.
"This panel discussion will focus on systems, resources, ways institutions have responded to the aftermath of the storm and plans going forward, within and outside of official avenues of support," said Blankenship.
The Rising Tide conference has been held yearly since 2005 and is made up of bloggers and social media users who leverage social media to observe and assist in the recovery of New Orleans. All of the conference events take place on the Xavier University campus at 1 Drexel Drive. Events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit the Rising Tide website to learn more about or register for this year's conference events.