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Garden District Book Shop, A Studio in the Woods, and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University present a virtual event, Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy Author Edward Ball in conversation with Dr. Lydia Pelot-Hobbs.

This month's Braid & Flow topic is RECKONING. A bill, an account, a settlement. How do we hold ourselves and others accountable? How do we form the language to call out oppressive institutions and call in the individuals at the helm? July’s Braid and Flow: Reckoning will look into our practices with regards to Climate, Money, and Cultural Institutions. Through this conversation, we hope to come to restorative and healthy solutions to this period of reckoning.

Braid and Flow is a bimonthly convening that explore themes that stretch across scales and disciplines, such as food and food systems, racialized violence, and technology and intimacy. Our goal is to learn from each other, and to strengthen the theories and the practices that guide our work as artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, writers, scientists, designers, teachers, students, and leaders, all working to navigate the Anthropocene and the challenges of climate change and pandemic.

Welcome to the Braid and Flow series. To join, please sign up here: shorturl.at/gnsQW
For now, these meetings will be online. The series kicks off at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 18, with a brief introduction to Braid and Flow and this month's topic of food before we break into three separate guided conversations exploring these aspects of food and food systems: 1) Access & Distribution, 2) Health & Nutrition, and 3) Ecology & Gardening.

Around thirty scholars and creative writers who contributed to the new collection of essays, New Orleans: A Literary History, edited by Tulane English Professor T. R. Johnson, will gather for an all-day symposium on January 25th in the Stibbs conference room of the LBC for a sequence of four panel discussions about the intersections between -- and the implications of -- their work. The symposium will begin at 9:15am with a general welcome.  The panels will then follow, thus: I. Creolism and Cosmpolitanism in the 18th and 19th centuries; II.

UNCERTAINTY | 2019 Administrators Conference
November 7-9, 2019 | New Orleans, LA
Conference Partner: Tulane University, School of Architecture
Conference Co-chairs:
* Iñaki Alday, Dean, Tulane University
* Michelle Addington, Dean, University of Texas at Austin
* Kentaro Tsubaki, Associate Dean, Tulane University
If there is one certainty that we can universally count on as an enduring condition in the built environment, it is the increasing UNCERTAINTY brought by climate change.

Sovereignty is the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies. The colonial history of the gulf south region is fraught with infractions to the sovereignty of Indigenous governance, land rights and physical bodies.

Democracy in Retreat? Master Planning in a Warming World
March 29, 2019
Tulane River and Coastal Center
1370 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans, LA 70130

On April 5th,  Dr. Bill Maurer will give the final talk of the Tulane Anthropology Colloquium Series 2018-2019: An Exploration of Power Through Practice. 
Please join us for light refreshments at 3:30 pm and the talk at 4:00 pm (see abstract below). 

“The varsity Sport for the Mind,”  FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

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