Rising Tide 8 is over — but video coverage of this "conference on the future of New Orleans" is now online. If you missed the live event, which has been hosted at Xavier and sponsored by CAT for three years running, you can still experience some of it vicariously.
All of the main stage panels offered substantive content with potential application for teaching and learning. I've linked these below with suggestions on what disciplines might find the content most relevant.
- Beyond Tourism, Beyond Recovery (Business)
- Charter School Access & Accountability (Education)
- Creating Community for Writers of Color: MelaNated Writers Collective (English, African American Studies, Communications)
However, for sheer inspiration and oratory, keynote speaker Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré surely takes the prize. There are some minor technical problems with the audio, but the substance of his speech more than compensates. Listen to this for a strong and stirring message on social and environmental justice in Louisiana. It's a true "call to arms" and must be seen to be appreciated.
Of course, no matter your special area of interest, all these videos will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of New Orleans.