As some of you may know, I have spent the past year working as Executive Director of the Do You Know What It Means project. A good chunk of that time was spent in New Orleans collecting thousands of photographs and interviewing hundreds of community members to get the project up and running. The mission of the project is to use those photos and stories to create a permanent record of life before Katrina. You can learn more about Do You Know What It Means here.
This Friday, May 18, we are officially launching the Web site and the public archive and I invite you to join me for a special evening in support the project.
The evening includes a screening of New Orleans: The Natural History by New Orleans filmmaker, activist, and creator of Mr. Bill, Walter Williams and an exhibition of images collected from the archive. Oh, and there will be gumbo made by Charles Traub himself!
Here are the details:
Friday, May 18 @ 7 PMPlease make it if you can. If you can't attend and would still like to support the project, you are in luck. You can make a donation online or via snail mail.
School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
Admission: $7 (cash only, please)