New Orleans Events – Tuesday, April 11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Tuesday, April 11.
Tuesday, Apr. 11 – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks at Governor's Prayer Breakfast, Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Rd., Baton Rouge, 7:00 a.m.; and speaks at 2017 Statewide Economic Development Summit, Crowne Plaza, 5728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, 1:45 p.m.
Location: Baton Rouge, LA.
Tuesday, Apr. 11 – Second annual Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy, sponsored by regional economic development organizations, featuring keynote presentations by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Greg Burkart (Duff & Phelps), Roberto Gallardo (Mississippi State University Extension) and Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development Don Pierson, 8:30 a.m. Convening organizations are North Louisiana Economic Partnership, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, Greater New Orleans, Inc., Lafayette Economic Development Authority, One Acadiana, Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance, South Louisiana Economic Council and Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.
Location: Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA.
Tuesday, Apr. 11 – Court Watch NOLA Executive Director Simone Levine holds press conference as Court Watch NOLA releases its 2016 Report Card on the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, the public agencies that work in the court including NOPD, the DA's Office, the Public Defenders Office, along with victim rights and constitutional rights violations discovered by Court Watch NOLA, 9:30 a.m.
Location: New Orleans Criminal District Court, Tulane & Broad, New Orleans, LA.
Tuesday, Apr. 11 – National Wildlife Federation release 'Making the Most of Restoration: Priorities for a Recovering Gulf' report and interactive website, recommending 50 restoration projects in the five Gulf states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, 10:00 a.m. The recommendations emphasize the places where rivers flow into the Gulf of Mexico, such as the Mississippi River Delta, described as 'important nursery grounds for many species of marine life.' Speakers include National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O'Mara, Gulf Program Director David Muth and Gulf of Mexico Staff Scientist Ryan Fikes. Reports comes ahead of the 7th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.
LATER THIS WEEK
Thursday, Apr. 13 – Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission host meetings to update stakeholders on progress made since they operated an inspection train tour across the Gulf Coast route in Feb 2016 and to share the next steps necessary to bring new Amtrak service to reality, 10:00 a.m. Meetings at: City Hall, 2309 15th St., Gulfport, MS, 10:00 a.m.; and Regional Planning Commission, 10 Veterans Blvd., New Orleans, LA, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 13 – Sunday, Apr. 16 – Patios Film Festival, aka The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, dedicated to nurturing the city's human rights community and providing a forum for artistic expression on local and international issues.
Location: The Broad Theater, 636 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA.