You are invited to join us for “Taking Back Our Streets- A Sunrise Prayer Service for Peace”in The Lower 9th Ward which will be held Sat. July 23, 2016 at 6:15 am. This event will take place simultaneously throughout the entire Lower 9th Ward. All area church congregations, residents, business owners, politicians, law enforcement and media are invited to attend and participate as each church walks a section of the community while covering our community and nation in prayer and singing praises to God. Prayers will be offered for those who have experienced suffering and pain; for healing, strength, and renewed hope for the future.
On Thursday November 21, 2013, Ninth Ward Notables will present a Book Sale and Kids Arts and Crafts Workshop based on the book Black History, Our History - Lower 9th Ward Notables. Books will be sold for $40 at the garden, and are available online for $46 (includes shipping & handling)... and remember or every copy sold, one copy will be donated to a local child! While you are there, register the children in your life to receive a free copy of Black History, Our History - Lower 9th Ward Notables as they come available.
The workshop will run from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Guerrilla Garden at 601 Charbonnet St (at Chartres), New Orleans, LA 70117.
The Book Reading and Youth Icon Program was a wonderful event. The weather and turnout were great and fun was had by all. The Future Notables did an excellent job portaying our Notables!
Lower 9th Ward Notables in conjunction with The Backyard Gardeners Network is excited to present a Book Reading and Youth Icon Program. The program will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Guerrilla Garden at 601 Charbonnet St. The program is free and open to all!
We felt a strong need to create books for the children of New Orleans, beginning with the Lower 9th Ward, that would hopefully not only inform, but inspire them to dream big and know that their dreams are attainable. Black History, Our History - Lower 9th Ward Notables is that book.
The Lower 9th Ward Notables featured in the program include:
Geraldine Amos, the first African-American female admitted to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Henry Holmes, entrepreneur and first African-American paramedic in the city of New Orleans
Ronald Lewis, curator of The House of Dance and Feathers Museum
Rev. Fred Luter, Jr., Pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church and first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention
Ward "Mack" McClendon, operator of the Lower 9th Ward Village Community Center
Kalamu ya Salaam, author, poet, and proponent for social change
Vera Warren-Williams, entrepreneur and owner of The Community Book Center