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Ga. Perimeter College to host Culture of New Orleans event
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The culture of New Orleans will be celebrated in a three-day symposium that begins Monday at Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus.

The free event will feature film screenings, a jazz concert, food, panel discussions and speeches.

The Lake Trio and guest trumpeter Greg McLean will perform New Orleans-style jazz at 1 p.m. Thursday.

George Pabis, a professor of history at the Newton campus and an expert on the Mississippi River, will speak on why Hurricane Katrina caused such extensive damages in 2005 and on steps taken to avoid a repeat.

Schedule of Events
All events on campus will take place in building 2N, room 1100

8:30 a.m.: Student panel: Collage, Images After Katrina
10 a.m.: Only in New Orleans: The Crescent City's Hidden Past and Troubled Future, led by George Pabis; reception follows
1 p.m.: Screening of the Spike Lee documentary, "When the Levees Broke"
4 p.m.: Student panel, Ghost Stories of New Orleans

9 a.m.: Student panel: Architecture in New Orleans Before and After Katrina
11:30 a.m.: Student poster presentation: Katrina's Effect on New Orleans Sports; panel presentation, Collage II-Images After Katrina
1 p.m.: Lunch at RL's Off the Square in Covington
3 p.m.: Screening of the film "A Streetcar Named Desire"

10 a.m.: The Human Causes of the Katrina Disaster and What's Being Done to Prevent it from Happening Again, led by George Pabis; reception follows
1 p.m.: Performance by Lake Trio and guest trumpeter Greg McLean
3 p.m.: Screening of the film "Interview with a Vampire"