Batavia-Bayou Cross-Cultural Connection
Explore and Discover Louisiana’s Struggle to Rebound!
February 18 & 19, 2011
Genesee Community College, Batavia.
Schedule of Events
Friday Night (2/18/11), 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sponsor’s Special Welcome (By Invitation Only)
- A Taste of New Orleans / Forum, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- Silent Auction of special memorabilia and gifts from New Orleans and WNY / Forum, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- Documentary presentation “Resilient and Ever-Changing: Louisiana’s Struggle to Rebound” by Lori Mould and featuring students who participated in the Alternative Spring Break Program with trips to New Orleans / Stuart Steiner Theatre, 7:45 p.m.
- Mumbo Gumbo featuring New Orleans Funk / Stuart Steiner Theatre, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Saturday All Day (2/19/11), Starting at 8:30 a.m.
- Coffee station featuring New Orleans Begneits – Theatre Lobby / 8:30-9:00 a.m.
- Welcome and documentary presentation “Resilient and Ever-Changing: Louisiana’s Struggle to Rebound” by GCC student and trustee, Lori Mould with fellow students who volunteered in New Orleans as a service learning project. / Stuart Steiner Theatre, 9:00-9:30 a.m.
- Pete Nunually, Episcopal Community Services of LA, highlights the volunteer efforts of what really happened before, during, and after hurricane Katrina. Includes Q&A / Stuart Steiner Theatre, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
- Diane Huhn, Bayou Grace Community Services, presents the loss of LA wetlands and the ramifications. Includes Q&A / Stuart Steiner Theatre 10:45-11:45 a.m.
- Louisiana Style Box Lunch – Café-Style / Forum 12:00-12:45 p.m.
- Captain Wendy Billiot, former oil and gas industry employee presents the threat to the region’s wetlands and the poisoned landscaped after Katrina. Includes Q&A/Stuart Steiner Theatre 1:00-2:00 p.m.
- Raymonda Dennis, Sociology Professor from Delgado Community College City Campus, New Orleans, La. Includes Q&A / Stuart Steiner Theatre 2:15-3:15 p.m.
- GCC student reflections on their alternative Spring Breaks in Louisiana / Stuart Steiner Theatre 3:15-4:00 p.m.
- Zydeco dance exhibition and lessons with Rochester Zydeco Dance Troup / Forum 4:15-5:15 p.m.
- New Orleans Dinner Fair / Forum 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
- Mumbo Gumbo – opening act featuring New Orleans Funk / Forum 7:00-8:15 p.m.
- LeeRon Zydeco & the Hot Tamales / Forum 8:30-10:00 p.m.
- Café Du Monde Station for dessert / Forum 9:30 p.m.
Please note: Schedule is subject to change.
Cost – includes All events All Day!
$20 per person / $15 senior citizens / $10 students with valid ID Advance reservations are encouraged. Contact the Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office at 585-345-6814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship opportunities are strongly encouraged and appreciated.
Please contact Lori Mould at email@example.com