This past Saturday, the Loyola Institute purchased a table at Save Our Schools NOLA’s annual Shindig Fundraiser, held this year at Generations Hall in the CBD. IQEE staff and guests were able to attend and I have to say, it was a great event. (Check out the photos from the event at SOS NOLA’s Facebook page.) In addition to great food and great people, the event served as the capstone for SOS NOLA’s “Finding Our Voices” student workshops, featuring a good number of student presentations that came out of those workshops.
SOS NOLA has been a very good partner of the Loyola Institute for close to a year now, and we want to commend the organization, the parents and students involved in the workshops and presentations, and director/founder Angela Daliet for a job well done. I think I was most impressed by the breadth of the students’ presentations. To the casual observer, it seemed like the “Finding Our Voices” workshops encouraged the students to express their voices through whichever medium they saw fit. (As opposed to saying, for example, “Express yourself through a poem!”) As a result, some students sang, others danced, and yet others read poems or performed spoken word, et cetera. Whichever medium the students chose, however, the presentations were all powerful, well executed, and entertaining.
Congratulations, parents, students, volunteers, and Angela, on a great event.