Binghamton University forum to discuss government and nonprofit response to Katrina


    Binghamton University will host a “Hurricane Katrina Report Card” forum to discuss government and nonprofit response to the disaster at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 27, in room 110 of the Engineering Building on the University campus. The forum is free and open to the public.

    Participants include Ashley Herad, a 2003 graduate of Binghamton University’s Masters in Public Administration program and who now serves as an aide to Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco; Errol Louis, a columnist for the New York Daily News who writes about social policy and urban issues; Cindy Gordineer; executive director of the local chapter of the Red Cross; and students who have relocated to Binghamton from New Orleans.

    Participants will consider questions such as: How did the government and nonprofit sectors respond in the days following the hurricane? What is government’s responsibility in rebuilding the Gulf Coast? What role should nonprofit organizations play?

    Volunteer donations will be requested at the door to provide assistance to six New Orleans families relocating to the Binghamton area.  Members of these families will also be in attendance.

    This event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Masters of Public Administration Program. Call 607-777-4703 for more information.

Last Updated: 9/17/13