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Southeastern forum to feature black leaders on hurricane challenges

Contact: Christina Chapple


       HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s celebration of February as Black History Month will conclude on Thursday, Feb. 23, with a forum featuring a trio of Louisiana black leaders discussing the challenges of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

       The forum, sponsored by the Department of History and Political Sciences, is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. in Southeastern’s Student Union Theatre.

       Panelists are Kim Hunter Reed, deputy chief of staff and policy director for Gov. Kathleen Blanco; Louisiana State Police Superintendent Henry Whitehorn, deputy secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections; and Donovan Hudson, general counsel for the office of Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.

       Each panelist will give a 20-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. The forum is free and open to the public.

       For additional information, contact the Department of History and Political Science, (985) 549-2109.

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