LSU HEALTH NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH RECOGNIZES KATRINA +10 WITH GENERAL RUSSEL HONORÉ PRESENTATION

LSU HEALTH NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH RECOGNIZES KATRINA +10 WITH GENERAL RUSSEL HONORÉ PRESENTATION

New Orleans, LA – Lt. General Russel L. Honoré (U.S. Army retired) will presentHurricane Katrina: The History that Influenced Movements for a Culture of Preparedness and Environmental Activism Monday, August 31, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at LSU Health New Orleans Human Development Center, 411 South Prieur Street (corner of Tulane Avenue). The event, offered by the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, is free and open to the public. General Honoré will provide remarks on the history of events immediately before, during, and post Katrina that have shaped his activism in both preparedness and environmental causes.

General Honoré led the federal government’s military response to the disastrous flooding that followed Katrina as Commander of the Joint Task Force Katrina. In the 10 years since, and influenced by events during and after that time, General Honoré continues to crusade for movements in a culture of preparedness and environmental activism as a means to improve health and save lives.

In 2012, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health was awarded the AmeriHealth Caritas-General Russel Honoré Endowed Professorship to increase health education opportunities in the state and improve the health and well-being of Louisiana citizens.

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