Latin America has always had a connection to New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, this connection became a vital part for the rebuilding of the Crescent City. Mi Casa, Su Casa will highlight individual stories of personal connection and history through a panel of community leaders from different countries.
Mi casa, su casa, means my home is your home and embodies the historical and personal connection that flows from Latin America to New Orleans. On April 20, the Delgado City Park campus will host a panel of Latin American community leaders who will share their stories and answer questions about what it means to leave one home and find a new one in New Orleans.
Mi Casa, Su Casa panel members include Colombia native Hector Ventura, M.D., head of cardiomyopathy and heart transplant center at the Ochsner clinic foundation and a professor of medicine at Tulane University, Cuban native Sister Isabel Ordono of the Teresian Sisters, Puerto Rico native Rene Cintron who is vice president of Academic Programs and Institutional Research at Louisiana Community and Technical College System, El Salvador native Maria Cisneros, Delgado Registrar, and Colombia native Father Sergio, who does community outreach with the Catholic Charities immunization program and food pantry. After a brief introduction of the panel members, the audience will ask questions to learn more about the panel.
Mi Casa, Su Casa, Wednesday, April 20, noon, in the City Park Campus Student Life Center, second floor, in the Lac Maurepas room. Free and open to the public, with refreshments and door prizes.
Mi Casa, Su Casa is sponsored by Delgado, in partnership with the Tulane Stone Center, Delgado Service Learning, the Teagle Foundation, Delgado Dolphin Media, the Mass Communications 242 Public Relations class, Sigma Chi Eta honors society, and the Sociology 250 Cultural Diversity class.
Delgado Community College
MSCM 242 Public Relations class
Media Contact: Meghan Henoumont