Every demographic gets its month in the sun, and women celebrate themselves in March. The National Women’s History Project this year honors women who have taken the lead in the environmental movement. So it’s no surprise that the author of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson, is the poster child for the 2009 theme: Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet.
Here in Lafayette, the USGS National Wetlands Research Center is sponsoring an exhibit of “green” art. Works of art with environmental subject matter or constructs using recycled materials are being accepted through March 10. The show will open with an evening reception on March 16, filling the main hallway with everything from hanging glass fish to earthy ceramic sculpture. To enter artwork in the show or for more information, call Debbie Norling at 266-8500 or visit the NWRC website.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.