Sunday, July 22, 2012


A showing of the film “Garbage Warrior,” followed by a discussion.  For thirty years, visionary architect Michael Reynolds and his disciples have advanced the art of "Earthship Biotecture," building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities. Against major obstacles, Reynolds has fought to make into a reality a home that heats itself, provides its own water, grows its own food,  needs no expensive technology,  recycles its own waste, has its own power source, and  can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away. Shot over three years in the USA, India and Mexico, Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling this epic story. 

This class will now take place in Multimedia Room 1 on the 1st floor of the Monroe Library at Loyola University (6363 St. Charles Ave).

And check out these upcoming events at Ashé Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.):

*Film Screening:  Red + Black = Maroon II & Art Exhibit
Saturday 7/21 at 6:00 p.m.
"Quilombolas de Maranhao, Brazil & Maroons of Louisiana, USA"
This exhibit represents the beginning of an academic, educational, performative, artistic and celebratory cultural exchange between Brazil and the United States, between the State of Louisiana and the State of Maranhao, and connecting the "Maroons" / Black Indians of the Americas across continents and oceans. Programming for the Exhibit will include screenings of a documentary series in progress, ethno-historical lectures, panels, as well as workshops and a multi-media Jazz performance.

*Food Truck Coalition Symposium & Rally - "Let the Food Trucks Roll"
Tuesday 7/24 from 6:00-9:00pm
This symposium is designed to promote awareness and to educate audiences around mobile vending in New Orleans.  The primary purpose of the event is to educate people about the current state of laws governing mobile food vendors, which vendors find out-dated, overly restrictive, and unfair to low-capital enterprises, in favor of large established businesses. Food trucks will serve dinner after the symposium. 

*Workplace Wellness Luncheon
Thursday 7/26 from 12-1:30pm
Presenters Melody M. Robinson, MPH; and Nedra Wardsworth, Community Health Advisor, address this month's topic: the Circle Of Friends For Education and Early-detection (COFFEE) program is a multicultural, community-based initiative dedicated to educating women in the Greater New Orleans area about breast and cervical cancer, identifying resources to access quality health care and providing support to improve their quality of life.
Please RSVP to (504) 569-9070 to reserve your seat.

*Film Screening: "The Camouflaged Truth"
Friday 7/27 from 6-8:30pm
A short discussion will follow the screening of this documentary about Mckinley "Mac" Phipps, Jr., the Louisiana hip-hop artist many believe to be wrongly convicted of murder.

*Urban Bush Women Wealth: Reclaiming and Reframing - A Festival of Art, Place, and Ideas
Saturday 7/28 from 12:30-4:00pm
The internationally renowned dance company, Urban Bush Women, hosts a free festival in New Orleans.
Urban Bush Women's mission is to create dance and to create community by bringing the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance.   

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