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Learning Before Lunch


The Lunacy of Lucky Dogs

Jerry Strahan

June 13 at the

UNO Library, 4th Floor

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A speaker series offering thought-provoking programs and a chance to meet new friends

Are you an active adult interested in lifelong learning... a retiree eager to expand your social network... a student of life looking to expand your horizons?

Learning Before Lunch is a monthly series of talks designed to spark meaningful conversations about the local community of New Orleans. Come together with friends and neighbors to hear entertaining and well-informed speakers discuss their passions: captivating explorations of the people and places that make New Orleans one of the world's most interesting cities.

Learning Before Lunch enters the new decade with a wide range of speakers and topics of interest to the general community. The monthly speakers we are lining up for 2022 include authors, musicians, scientists, artists, economists, and a host of other talented individuals with fascinating stories to tell.

Join us on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are presented Live and via Zoom for an entertaining hour with our featured speaker. 

Speakers begin at 10:00 Central Time; end at 11:00


April 11th 

City Park, From Tragedy to Triumph

Bob Becker
Retired CEO,
City Park

Bob Becker, retired CEO of City Park, will share behind-the-scenes stories that highlight all of the major events that impacted the park during his twenty years at the helm, from Hurricane Katrina to COVID-19.
May 9th 

The Story of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation

Rachel Lyons
Archivist, Jazz & Heritage Foundation

Rachel Lyons will illuminate the founding and evolution of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation, showcasing its pivotal role in preserving and promoting Louisiana's rich cultural heritage. Join us to gain a deeper understanding into the history of the Jazz Fest, the Foundation's initiatives, and the significance of its archive in supporting and perpetuating Louisiana's unique culture.
June 13th 

The Lunacy of Lucky Dogs 

Jerry Strahan

Step into the vibrant streets of New Orleans and embark on a wild ride with Jerry Strahan, the mastermind behind the infamous Lucky Dogs hot dog cart. Don't miss this opportunity to experience an unforgettable presentation as Strahan regales us with tales of his colorful crew of misfits who brought the French Quarter to life in the 1970s.

Author of Managing Ignatius; Lucky Dogs; and the Andrew Higgins biography
Thursday of
each month

UNO Alumni and Visitors Center

Doors open at 9:30 
Lecture ends at 11:00

Come early to have coffee, pastry, and chat with other attendees.

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We hope to see you soon!

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