IberiaBank presents The Independent Weekly Lecture Series Waiting for “Superman” – a Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
From Davis Guggenheim, the Academy-Award®-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes another stirring documentary that tackles one of the biggest challenges facing our country today: Waiting for ‘Superman,’ a deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the U.S. today and how it is affecting our children.
Deeply concerned and electrified by the possibilities for change, Guggenheim sets off on a probing journey into the lives of five unforgettable kids whose dreams, hopes and untapped potential reveal all that is at stake at this moment in cities across America, including those in Acadiana.
This private screening is free but seating is limited and tickets are required for admission.
The following organizations have an allotment of tickets:
• Administrators and School Boards in Lafayette, Acadia, St Martin & Vermilion Parishes • The United Way of Acadiana • The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce • LaPESC • The LAE • The League of Women Voters • The Committee of 100 Black Men • The State of Greater Black Lafayette • Greater Southwest LA Black Chamber of Lafayette • The Junior League of Lafayette • The 705
Others, including representatives of the parent organizations in all Lafayette Parish public schools, may reserve their seats with The Independent Weekly by email:
or by phone: 337-769-8603.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 The Grand 14 / 2315 Kaliste Saloom Road DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM / SCREENING: 5:50-7:45 PM / PANEL DISCUSSION: 7:50-8:30
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.