Delgado Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and Delgado will celebrate this month by hosting two events that will laud African-American arts and entertainment.  The first event will take place Wednesday, February 5 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. in the Student Life Center.

Leaders from the African-American community will discuss many subjects ranging from arts, education, finance, government, and health.

WGNO’s LeBron Joseph, from News With a Twist, will be moderating the event.

Irvin Mayfield, Grammy-award winner, will be speaking on the subject of art in the African- American community.

Patrick Dobard will be on hand to discuss education, he is currently Superintendent of the Recovery School District.

Senior Vice-President of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Greg Rattler Sr. will speak on financial matters in the African-American community.

From House District 101, State Representative, Wesley Bishop, will be bringing his expertise to a conversation on government.

Keva Landrum-Johnson, local judge from the Orleans Parish Criminal Court is leading the discussion on law.

Laverne Saulny, the regional representative for Senator Mary Landrieu, will be examining politics in the African-American community.

Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Tulane University of Medicine, Tami Singleton M.D., will speak on the subject of health.

The next event will be Wednesday, February 12 from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be in the Student Life Center with members of his NOLA For Life team.

This event will celebrate African-American businesses with a panel of entrepreneurs discussing how African-American entrepreneurship can build a pathway to prosperity  for at risk-citizens.

Both events are open to the public and classes are encouraged to attend.

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