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6:00 PM18:00

Public Hearing: Bayou Bridge Pipeline

A public hearing covering issues related to the Bayou Bridge pipieline will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The hearing will be held in the Oliver Pollock Room of the Galvez Building, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. All are welcome to attend. 

The event is hosted by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade. 

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6:30 PM18:30

Building Multicultural Coalitions and Collaborations

Join The 821 Project for Tea and Truth as the group explores building multicultural coalitions and collaborations in south Louisiana communities. Through this dialogue, we seek to expand understandings of sociocultural issues locally, nationally and globally.

Tea and Truth will be hosted at the Main Library in Room 2B on December 14th, 2016 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

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2:00 PM14:00

After the Spill @ the Manship

The Manship Theatre is proud to present a screening of “After The Spill,” a film by award winning filmmaker Jon Bowermaster. 

“After The Spill” is an in-depth look at the BP oil spill and the effect of the spill and Big Oil’s exploration and production operations on the Louisiana coast. The film features James Carville, John Barry, Nick Spitzer, Gen. Russell Honore and others directly affected by the spill. 

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the BP operated Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecological disaster in North American history. Those events along with other man made and natural factors contribute to accelerating land loss.

“Louisiana’s coastal marshes and fisheries are part of America’s patrimony,” Bowermaster said, “they belong to the whole country, not just Louisiana. We’re hoping that ‘After The Spill’ can help initiate a national dialog on that disappearing coast.”

Bowermaster’s empathetic look at the state and its people and their relationship to water is revealed in this thought provoking and moving film.

Narrated by Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo and featuring a score by Louisiana guitar legend Sonny Landreth, “After The Spill” reaches deep into the travails and the joy of life in a complicated and compelling place.

“After The Spill” was co-produced by Baton Rouge residents Winifred Reilly, Kevin Reilly Jr., and Cyril Vetter.

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5:00 PM17:00

Science Cafe @ Chelsea's

Come enjoy this Science Cafe about.....The World is Your Oyster: The Life Cycle and Future of Louisiana’s Most Beloved Bivalve Louisiana is the top producer of oysters in the U.S. Director of the Sea Grant Oyster Research Lab John Supan presents on his lab’s work, where 500 million oyster larvae are spawned each year, as well as the importance of hatcheries. He will share tips on how to enjoy oysters year-round, and his work developing a new breed of fatter, more profitable oysters.

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