New Orleans Events – Friday, December 11, 2015
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, December 11.
Dec. 11 – New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce (NORBCC) host a 'Biz to Biz’ Breakfast and Trade Fair, 8:00 a.m. Keynote speaker is author and businessman Clifton Taulbert. Location: Celestin and Storyville Ballrooms, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans.
Dec. 11 – Urban Land Institute (ULI) Advisory Services Resilience Panel, delivering a preliminary report with recommendations, based on their recently completed visit to St. Tammany Parish, 9:00 a.m. Panelists are available for questions and answers directly following the presentation. Location: St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers, 21490 Koop Dr., Mandeville, LA.
Dec. 11 – 'Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries' exhibition dedication ceremony at the National WWII Museum, retracing the trail that led from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay and exploring the evolving strategy for fighting 'relentless Japanese forces' in Asia and the Pacific, examining cultural differences, logistical challenges and the staggering range of extreme conditions that confronted American military forces, 9:00 a.m. Speakers include Gary Sinise, National WWII Museum President and CEO Gordon Mueller, and Board Chairman Rickard Adkerson, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Miller, and veterans featured in 'Road to Tokyo.' Location: National WWII Museum, U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans.
Dec. 11 – Louisiana Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards addresses Southern University graduates in a commencement speech, 10:30 a.m. Location: F.G. Clark Activity Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
Dec. 11 – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Wells Fargo hosts the 5th STRIVE New Orleans graduation ceremony, helping disadvantaged jobseekers to employment opportunities, 2:00 p.m. Location: 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans.
Dec. 12 – Running of the Santas New Orleans, annual race and bar tour which hosts patrons dressed up as Santa who raise money for charity, 5:45 p.m. Location: Generations Hall, New Orleans.