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2021 Programs - Virtual Meetings via Zoom

Speakers begin at 10:00 AM Central Time

 January 14th 

"Climate Change and Adaptation Options for New Orleans and the Gulf South"      

Speaker: Dustin Renaud, Communications Director, Healthy Gulf

February  11th 

"History of Louisiana Aviation"  

Speaker: Vincent Caire, Development and Administration Manager, Baton Rouge Metro Airport

March 11th

"Behind the Photographs

Speaker: Cheryl Gerber, Freelance Journalist and Documentary Photographer

April 8th

"Conserving Biodiversity Under Climate Change" 

Speaker: Nicky Anthony, Professor of Biological Sciences, UNO  

May 13th

"Louisiana's Cinco de Mayo Connection" 

Speaker: Robert Freeland, VP, Friends of the Cabildo

June 10th

"Enrique Alferez: Symbols of Communication" 

Speaker: Katie Pfohl, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, NOMA

July 8th

"Ghost Signs of New Orleans"

Speaker: Ed Branley, Author, teacher and local historian

August 12th

"Satchmo's New Orleans: Then & Now"

Speaker: David Kunian, Music Curator, New Orleans Jazz Museum

September meeting canceled due to Hurricane Ida

October 14th

"The Battle of Baton Rouge: 1779" 

Speaker: Robert Freeland, VP, Friends of the Cabildo

November 11th

"The Origins of World War I" 

Speaker: Captain Rick Jacobs, USNR (ret)

December 9th

"Julius Rosenwald: 5,000 Schools that Changed America" 

Speaker: Susan Hess, Lifelong Volunteer and Advocate


     During the pandemic, all programs will be held via Zoom.


When life gets back to normal, meetings will return to the campus of the

University of New Orleans  

Rm 407 in the Earl K. Long Library  (See Map)

Coffee with speaker at 9:30 am

Program ends at 11:00 am



Programs and speakers are subject to change. 

Check this page often for updated details.

 Learning Before Lunch is an independent organization run by volunteers.

We encourage anyone interested in helping run, plan or work on publicity for our events to join us. 

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