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Another update on the "locating a diaspora" project
for Warren Easton Fundamental HS in New Orleans
that had students scattered widely by Hurricane

There is now a new web site and bulletin board
at where
students and alumni can talk to each other and
where they can locate where they are now on a
Google map. I put a snapshot of the current
map at
you may find a clump of Michigan dots which
represent in part the West Bloomfield, MI HS
students who are also working on the project.

Jennifer Rious is the faculty advisor for the project
and was a sociology teacher at Warren Easton.
She has expressed an interest in teaching an
online version of her sociology class. If anyone
here would be interested in helping her out with
that I'd be happy to make the introduction.



On 10/13/05, Edward Vielmetti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 9/20/05, Edward Vielmetti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >
> > There's a schoolteacher from New Orleans who
> > has relocated to Ann Arbor who I met for coffee
> > today. She'd like to get reunited with her students
> > and fellow teachers, who have scattered to the four
> > winds. At the moment she knows where about 40
> > folks are out of a school of 1400.
> A quick update on our "Warren Easton in Exile"
> project to reunite kids scattered by Hurricane Katrina.
> Starting from the core of 40 people, we have now
> located about 200 students and faculty from the
> high school. This all through a very simple and
> rudimentary weblog (about 10 minutes work to set
> up and about
> 10 minutes to get the school colors right) plus the
> hard work of Jennifer Rious who knows the kids
> and has been sorting through the messages to
> keep a list up to date.

Edward Vielmetti in Ann Arbor, MI 48104
+1 734 276 5910

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