March 16th, 2012
Sandy Rosenthal photo/Stanford Rosenthal
Today, Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal will speak to twelve delegates from Venezuela about grass roots civic engagement in the New Orleans region.
The delegates are in the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
Ms. Rosenthal will speak on how she and her son age 15 at the time founded Levees.org and the work the group has been doing since the flood.
The New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council is a non-profit organization that arranges professional appointments and cultural activities for over 400 international leaders sent to New Orleans each year from the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program. Among the thousands who have participated in the IVL program since its inception are many distinguished leaders from the public and private sectors. Hundreds of these visitors have risen to important positions in their countries including: Margaret Thatcher; Frederik W. de Klerk; Oscar Arias Sanchez; Tony Blair; Anwar Sadat; and Boutros-Boutros Ghali.
Click here for more about the program.
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