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Panel Discussion: My Whole City Underwater — Race, Trauma, and Surviving Katrina

Panel discussion on the meaning and impact of Hurricane Katrina. In conjunction with Memphis Reads 2016 book choice Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward focuses on the days before the storm hit in a poor, rural African American community on the Mississippi gulf coast.

5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. panel discussion

Thursday, Sept. 22

University of Memphis | 342 University Center, Shelby Room

3720 Alumni Ave, Memphis, TN 38152

This event is free and open to the public, and part of the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities series.

Photo above: AP

Earlier Event: September 19
Free Screening: "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Later Event: September 28
Book Talk and Signing with Jesmyn Ward