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Oct. 14 Meeting To Address Hurricane Relief Needs of Mississippi
- Subject: Oct. 14 Meeting To Address Hurricane Relief Needs of Mississippi
- From: "Paul Messier" <pm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 09:46:47 -0400
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Oct. 14 Meeting To Address Hurricane Relief Needs Of **Mississippi**
*From:* Carol Andersen
*Sent:* Tuesday, October 04, 2005 12:53 PM
*DATE*: October 4, 2005
*CONTACT*: Carol Andersen, 601-432-6752/carol@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
*OCT. 14 MEETING TO ADDRESS HURRICANE RELIEF NEEDS OF **MISSISSIPPI**
(*HATTIESBURG**, **MS*) - The Mississippi Humanities Council will host a
public meeting Friday, Oct. 14, at the Walnut Room to assess hurricane
damage sustained by cultural institutions and organizations, share relief
opportunities and discuss long-range recovery efforts.
"Our cultural institutions in the southern third of the state suffered
dreadful losses in Hurricane Katrina," said Dr. Barbara Carpenter, executive
director of the Mississippi Humanities Council. "This meeting will help us
assess the extent of the damage and connect these agencies with resources
and technical assistance for restoring their facilities and their programs."
Directors of libraries, museums, colleges, universities and other cultural
and historical institutions in southern Mississippi are invited to attend.
Representatives of several state and federal agencies are expected to
attend, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute
of Museum and Library Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and
the Mississippi Development Authority, among others.
The Oct. 14 meeting is co-sponsored by the Hattiesburg Arts Council, the
Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Library
Commission. The Mississippi Arts Commission and Deep South Regional
Humanities Center will also participate. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at
the Walnut Room, 150 Walnut Circle, Hattiesburg, and concludes at 3:30 p.m.
Participants should bring a one-page statement of their circumstances and
needs to share.
The Mississippi Humanities Council is funded by Congress through the
National Endowment for the Humanities to provide public programs in
traditional liberal arts disciplines to serve nonprofit groups in
Mississippi. For information, please call 601-432-6752.