Monday, August 28, 2006


Mobile Learning Institute Gulf Coast Film Festival

Film's made by youth during workshops at Ashe' will be shown at this festival.

Monday, August 28,2006
6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
W New Orleans
French Quarter, 316 Chartres Street, New Orleans

On the evening of August 28, students, families, and friends from across the Gulf Coast will gather at the W New Orleans – French Quarter to celebrate something wonderful: The creative work of more than 500 local middle-school students who this summer took part in an innovative digital arts summer program sponsored by the Mobile Learning Institute. The result of their efforts – an astonishing group of personal films that chronicle their own experiences of Hurricane Katrina together with the experiences of their families and communities – will be on view for their classmates, families and friends, and guests.

Find out more at:

Film Festival Schedule:
In addition to the young filmmakers themselves, family members, community leaders, and special guests will join the evening’s celebration. Students’ written work, graphic art, and digital films will be on display.

There will be food, music, and fun, as well as awards for participating students.

6:30 Doors open. Guests get a sneak preview exploring the print and visual arts created by students.
7:00 The celebration begins! A red carpet presentation welcomes students and their families.
7:15 Student, Teacher, and Principal Awards are presented.
7:30 The Film Festival begins! View films on display terminals positioned across the W Hotel.
8:30 Lights out. The celebration concludes.

Saturday, August 26, 2006



"Nurturing What Eyes Have Seen & Ears Have Heard”
City Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, Event Chair

DUNCAN PLAZA, Corner of Loyola Aveneu & Perdido Street
- Across from City Hall
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free to the Public

The New Orleans City Council invite the youth of New Orleans to participate in “Children’s Village of Healing – A place for children to express their feelings through arts – painting, poetry, dance and creative writing. Artist Dixie Moore will lead the children through a Katrina mural project. Author Laverne Dunn will lead a creative writing workshop.

Many community organizations that serve children will be providing informational materials and children’s activities. They include Ashé Cultural Arts Center & the Pearson Foundation, Drumming for Life, Charitable Film Network, Children’s Hospital, Agenda for Children, the Parenting Center, the Children’s Museum, Total Community Action, Healthy Start, the Umoja Committee, the New Orleans Public Schools Homeless Education Program, the Children’s Defense Fund, the state Department of Social Services Office of Family Support, O. Perry Walker, and the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louisiana Association for the Education of Young Children.

For more information contact: Sabrina Montana at smmontana@cityofno or (504) 658-1040.

Friday, August 25, 2006


Afro Brazilians Rhythms @ Café Brasil

Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies and The Hot Brazil Series presents: Afro Brazilian Rhythms: A lecture, demonstration and performance that will highlight various Afro-Brazilian rhythms - both sacred and secular.

Friday, August 25th @ Café Brazil, 2100 Chartres Street
6:00 - 8.00 pm, Performance at 6:30 pm. Admission is $5.00

Dendê, a former member of the world famous Afro-Brazilian band Timbalada, will lead a lecture-demonstration in Afro-Brazilian percussion. This will include popular rhythms like the Samba-Reggae from Olodum as well as rhythms created by Ile Aye and Timbalada to name a few. Sacred rhythms like afoxe, congo and samba de caboclo will also be explained along with the structure of orixa rhythms. Dendê will perform these rhythms on instruments like timbal, surdo, bacurinha, rebolo and caixa. Sacred rhythms like
afoxe, congo and samba de cabocla will also be explained along with the structure of orixa rhythms. Dendê will perform these rhythms on instruments like timbal, surdo, bacurinha, ebolo and caixa. Sacred rythmes like afoxe, congo and samba de caboclo will also be explained along with the structure of orixa rhythms. Dendê will perform these rhythms on instruments like timbal, surdo, bacurinha, rebolo and caixa.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Antigravitiy's Alternative Media Expo

Ashé Cultural Arts Center will participate in the expo, exhibiting and selling Ashé goods.

Saturday August 19th
the howlin wolf (907 s. peters)
4pm - 10pm $5 cover
over 50 exhibitors
for more info, call Leo at (504) 881-7508
or e-mail

Friday, August 18, 2006


Family Book Night

TIME : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DATE : Friday, August 18th, 2006
PLACE : Ashe' Cultural Center
(504) 569-9070

Please join us for our Family Book Night, a family-focused reading celebration. You and your child will create your very own ABC book to take home and read together. There will be fun, food and books for you and your child! The whole family is welcome to attend this free event!

Family Book Nights bring families together to share in the joy of reading and learn firsthand about the long-term importance that active, repeated family reading can have in their child’s
personal and cognitive development. During the two-hour event, children and their families
share books and read together. In the process, adult family members learn simple reading
techniques they can employ to help their children:

• Listen to books read aloud;
• Build spoken language by talking and listening;
• Learn about the letters of the alphabet;
• Learn about print and books; and
• Develop a love of books.

Family Book Nights do something more, too: It gives young people and their families the opportunity to extend their reading experience together. During the event, each family is
invited to create their very own personalized book – one that they can keep, together with a
bag of great reading gifts, after the celebration concludes.

Sponsored by the Pearson Foundation

Friday, August 11, 2006


Ashe Artist Spotlight Series

SIDE by SIDE presents:
Ashé Artist Spotlight Series
Friday August 11th 2006


music by Ben Hunter,
New Orleans Renaissance Society SPOKEN WORD,
Bamboula 2000 WORLD FUNK

Visual art by:
Wanda Wiggins &Granderson

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley
New Orleans LA 70113
(504) 569-9070

Admission $5.00 (to benefit the artist of Side by Side)
FREE admission to anyone born in August (with ID)



Tuesday, August 8, 2006


Mental Health Practitioners Host Parent-Teacher Meeting

UCLA psychologist, Vickie Mays, Ph.D. M.S.P.H., Cheryll Bowers-Stephens, M.D., a local psychiatrist and Kathleen McGraw, MPH, MSW, LCSW, a local social worker will conduct a workshop for parents and teachers.

August 9th at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center

The workshop will provide learning tips for parents, child caretakers and teachers to promote children’s school success “post Katrina.” Facilitating school readiness in light of Katrina will be discussed at the meeting.

For more information call:
(504) 583-2060

Tuesday, August 1, 2006


Central City's National Night Out Against Crime

Please Join Us for the "23rd Annual National Night Out Against Crime," a unique crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 4:30 PM
Martin Luther King Blvd and Saratoga
Between 6th Dist. Police And Isrealite Church
New Orleans , LA 70113

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