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CCM Remembers 10th Anniversary of Katrina During Speakers Series


The Legacy Project Welcomes Comics Journalist Who Documented the Hurricane’s Impact - Posted 9/8/15
County College of Morris (CCM) will continue The Legacy Project, its lecture series, this Fall Semester with an initial program recognizing the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Coming to the college for the event will be Josh Neufeld, an award-winning cartoonist and the writer/artist of “A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge.” The lecture takes place on Thursday, October 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Community Center, Davidson Rooms, on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.

A New York Times bestseller, “A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge” documents how Hurricane Katrina influenced the lives of real people who still deal with the storm’s aftermath. Neufeld, who calls himself a comics journalist, takes a nonfiction look at the real lives of these individuals through the form of a graphic novel.

“We’re excited to have Josh Neufeld as part of our latest event for The Legacy Project,” said Professor Emily Birx, one of the project’s co-chairs. “The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on people, especially in New Orleans, presented a timely opportunity to look deeper into its immediate influence and where we are today. Josh’s work and knowledge will give those in attendance a unique perspective.”

This is the third academic year CCM will be hosting The Legacy Project. It follows the Spring Semester’s event, which welcomed the King of Tibet, Namgyal Wangchuk Trichen Lhagyari, who shared his inspiring story during the project’s focus on genocide and global conflict. The first program took place in December of 2013 and focused on the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.

The Legacy Project is co-chaired by Professor Michelle Altieri, Communication; Birx, English and Philosophy; and Professor John Soltes, Communication.

For more information, call 973-328-5469.

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Photo: Josh Neufeld, comics journalist and the writer/artist of “A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge,” will be the guest speaker at the latest The Legacy Project event at County College of Morris (CCM) on Thursday, October 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Community Center, Davidson Rooms, on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.
 

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