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Mark Your Calendars! Many Community Events in the Lower 9th Ward This Week

We have a lot to celebrate and remember in the Lower 9th Ward and around New Orleans this week. Please join us for any of the following events:

New Orleans Video Voices Reception
Make It Right, The Contemporary Arts Center and New Orleans Video Voices are pleased to present From Devastation to Hope: Rebuilding with Faith and Love, a documentary by three local young women and photo exhibit also by local youth. The film explores the history, struggles and triumphs of the neighborhood and won first place in the Elisabeth Irwin Human Rights Film Festival this year. Please join us for a reception, screening of the documentary and photo exhibit and to honor the young people’s artistic achievement.
Where and When:
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Contemporary Arts Center @ 900 Camp Street

The Lower 9th Ward Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Make It Right invites you to join us for a Christmas tree lighting, plant giveaways, caroling and more. Bring an ornament to trim the Lower 9th Ward Christmas tree!
We will also honor the life of friend and community activist Pam Dashiell through a prayer vigil and candle lighting.
Where and When:
Saturday, December 12, 2009
5:00 - 6:30pm
Community Resource Depot @ 1742 Deslonde Street (corner of Deslonde Street and North Roman)

Architecture in Times of Need Book Signing
The first book to document the progress of the Make It Right Foundation’s efforts to rebuild in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina is now available, with contributions by founder Brad Pitt and designs for the green, affordable cutting-edge Make It Right homes.
Join Make It Right, local architects working with us in the Lower 9th Ward and Graft architectural firm partner Alejandra Lillo for the book signing. If you can’t make it to the event, you can order your copy here.
Where and When:
Tuesday, December 15
5:30 - 7:00pm
Garden District Bookshop @ 2727 Prytania Street

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