Participants at Duchesne House whill recognize Big Chief David Montana for his iconic white moustache and recall his warmth and generosity in welcoming us to his living room and sharing about the tradition of "masking" as a New Orleans Black Indian. As we ramp up the Carnival Season this VIDEO showcases Chief David, nephew to Big Chief Tootie Mont
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In case you have room for more information about Black History and how Black history is inextricable with American history, here are some resources we suggest you check out:
Saturday afternoons at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center provided an opportuniy for local families to learn about researching thier family histories with a variet of presenters:
Saturday, October 27, 2018: Opening Symposium with Greg Osborn, New Orleans Public Library Associate and geneaology researcher, and Kysha Brown Robinson,a synergizer and principal of Compositions Consulting
Today we joined members of the Sacred Heart Academy, the Rosary here in New Orleans to work with SBP on a build in the Lower Ninth Ward. SBP, formerly the Saint Bernard Project, our own home-grown recovery agency, now serves as the National agency that mobilizes to help communities recover from natural disaters.
Once again we are partnering with SBP to support the 11th annual Nuns' Build. Last year we welcomed alumna Debbie Dunham (Duchesne Academy, Houston) and members of the IHM community who participated in the Build and stayed at Duchesne House. Register HERE and let us know if you'd like to be part of this community service project with women religious and lay volunteers from around the country.
On September 15, 2018 Sacred Heart communities around the globe will spend the day engaging in service. This Global Day of Service commemorates the 200th anniversary of the arrival of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, RSCJ to the Americas, launching the international nature of the Society of the Sacred Heart. We hope to gather young alums studying in the New Orleans area for a local project. If interested, please contact us at email@example.com.
This summer, Duchesne House hosted two groups of Sacred Heart students from around the country. Our first was one we put together on the theme of Race, Poverty and Culture. Similar to what we've offered to our student visitors, we included opportunities to visit the Whitney Plantation, Studio Be and the Musee de f.p.c. or the Musdeum of the Free People of Color. Our second group, Healthy Waters, also included students from Sacred Heart schools around t