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« Thursday March 09, 2006 »
Start: 8:30 am
End: 12:00 pm

The devastation of whole neighborhoods of New Orleans raised the most uncomfortable race and class issues inherent in our cities.  This forum will explore the fundamental question:  What does the exposure of deep-seated race and class issues and the ambivalent national response teach us about the value we place on our nation’s cities, the people who live there, and the public policies that helped to shape those cities?

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

A lecture by Rachel Sternberg, Ph.D., Assitant Professor of Classics.

Educated 18th-century Europeans thought of ancient Athens as an enlightened age much like their own, where one could observe the intellectual and moral progress of the human mind. Did Thomas Jefferson and other Founders view Athens in the same way? If so, how did they construe the contradition between slavery and humane ideal in Athens - a contradition that they themselves faced in America? In 1788, the French numismatist Jean-Jaques Barthelemy published an eight volume work, The Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, told from the point of view of an imaginary Scythian visiting Greece in the fourth century B.C. It was a huge success, comprising 40 editions, and Thomas Jefferson purchased a set for his library at Monticello. Anacharsis, then, allows us to explore the historical imagination of the Enlightenment through a work that crossed the Atlantic and shaped thinking in the New World as well as in the Old. This talk focuses on how Barthelemy dealt with Athenian slavery and judicial slave torture: his selection and handling of the ancient evidence for those institutions, and his attempt to reconcile them with the brilliance of Athens.

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

CBB Open House - Thursday, March 9th - 5:30-7:30pm
Mix and mingle with CBB Board Members, Flagship Program alumni, Flagship Program applicants and other Bridge Builders.

The Open House will give attendees a chance to talk with other CBBers, see what we do at CBB and to find out how to get involved with building leaders for our community's future.

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Prelude2Cinema And the Velvet Dog are holding Dark Wrap Six, a cast, crew and fan party for the TV Series "Out of Darkness." The party takes place March 9th from 5:30pm to 8pm and features free appetizers and a complimentary drink. To attend this free event, guest must RSVP online

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

    Meeting to discuss next steps for the sorely neglected Coast Guard building near Whiskey Is.