We welcomed most of our group today in the usual New Orleans, Duchesne House tradition of Madrid’s Gras: beads! We have one more arriving later this afternoon. In the mean time, the group is taking a “loop” around our neighborhood, stopping in to say hello to our community partners before ending up at the Community Book Center for a discussion on the recently published book, “Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston. Our neighborhood, Bayou Road:Domino Sound Record ShopThe old St. Rose de Lima church. Duchesne House is the old rectory associated with the parish. It was closed after Katrina.Across the street we have the Kitchen Witch, owned by our friends, Debbie and Philippe. Next door is Uber.Hair studio and buffet . . . The Community Book Center, where we’ll be gathering for discussions on history and culture.Stay tuned for a brief video introduction by each of the students.
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Duchesne House for Volunteers, in New Orleans, Louisiana, offers hospitality, immersion experiences and reflection for youth and young adults ages 16-30 doing service rebuilding homes, meeting people in New Orleans still dealing with the long term effects of Hurricane Katrina, exploring the various histories of the city, learning about the causes of the devastation and engaging in reflection and discussion with Religious of the Sacred Heart and others at Duchesne House. View all posts by Duchesne House for Volunteers