New Orleans Events – Wednesday, August 12

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Wednesday, August 12.


Aug. 12. – Aug. 16 – KAPPA ALPHA PSI — Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. holds its 82nd grand chapter meeting/conclave in New Orleans through Aug. 16. More than 6,000 are scheduled to participate. Location: Morial Convention Center and Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans.


—2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, joins Marc Lamont Hill, author, activist, TV personality and Distinguished Professor of African-American Studies at Morehouse College to discuss strategies that can be implemented across sectors to support and accelerate black male achievement. Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans.


Aug. 12 – BESE — The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meets, 9:00 a.m. Location: Claiborne Building, Room 1-100, The Louisiana Purchase Room, 1201 North 3rd St., Baton Rouge.


Aug. 12 – CASSIDY – RIBBON CUTTING — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for his Shreveport Regional Office, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Location: 6425 Youree Dr., Shreveport.


Aug. 12 – OYSTER HATCHERY — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of a new oyster hatchery building, 10:00 a.m. Location: LDWF Fisheries Research Lab Education Room, 295 Ludwig Annex, Grand Isle.


Aug. 12 – CASSIDY – MONROE CHAMBER — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy addresses the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Conference Hall, Monroe.


Aug. 12 – STATE TREASURER — State Treasurer John Kennedy will address the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce about the state budget and tax increases, 12:00 p.m. Location: Petroleum Club, 500 Roderick St., Morgan City.


Aug. 12 – CASSIDY – RIBBON CUTTING — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for his Monroe regional office, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: 1651 Louisville Ave., Suite 123, Monroe.


Aug. 12 – MARDI GRAS INDIANS — A special meeting of the New Orleans City Council's Criminal Justice Committee will be held to recognize the Mardi Gras Indian community, 5:30 p.m. Location: City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans.




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