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2018 Semaine de la Francophonie Creative Placemaking Summit
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4/24/2018
When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:30 AM
Where: Abbey Players Theatre
200 South State Street
Abbeville, Louisiana  70510
United States
Contact: Jacqueline Cochran

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2018 Semaine de la Francophonie Creative Placemaking Summit, April 22-26, presents five days of information, networking and workshops with leading experts in "place creation." The purpose of the summit is to provide a platform from which the processes, tools and an understanding of Creative Placemaking are presented so as to further the most effective means of community betterment.
Attend all or any of the days conducted within the host communities of Arnaudville, New Iberia, Abbeville, Washington and Lafayette. Be prepared to experience fresh exchanges that enlighten and inspire, learn of ongoing projects in neighboring communities and participate in breakout sessions with speakers and presenters that are designed to assist with the creation of new or furthering of existing projects. Lastly, join fellow attendees at special evening events that celebrate and honor the Louisiana French identity.
Arts and culture centered projects and programs are proven transformers that are taking place everywhere, and following on its heels are the notable benefits of economic development.
Semaine de la Francophonie Creative Placemaking Summit is a project of the NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, Arnaudville, and is produced in partnership with CODOFIL, and with the support of Louisiana Office of Cultural Development Division of the Arts and the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area.

 

Carol Bebelle/Carol Bebelle is a native New Orleanian, and co-founder and executive director of Ashe' Cultural Arts Center (Ashé CAC), an organization dedicated to community and human development using culture and art. Ashé CACA served as an anchor institution in the revitalization of Central City, and is a key partner in the renewal of New Orleans as a whole.

Bebelle holds a Bachelor Degree from Loyola University in Sociology and a Master Degree from Tulane University in Education Administration. She has a 20-year career in the public sector as an administrator and planner of human service programs. She is a popular panelist and commentator on the transformative power of culture

Bebelle is a published poet and writer. She has to her credit a book of original poetry "In a Manner of Speaking" is presented among other New Orleans writers in the Anthology "From a Bend in the River" edited by Kalamua ya Salaam. She has several published interviews, testimonies and a chapter in the recently published "Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina" edited by Amy Koritz and George J. Sanchez. She also joined a group a notable authors by writing an essay for the art catalog "Ashe to Amen."

Bebelle is recipient of several local and national awards and commendations, but prizes most the role she plays being a contribution to the overall development and evolution of her community.

 

 

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