Challenge Forum Agenda

(all times noted below are in Central Standard Time)

Time

Activity

Speaker & Organization

8:00-8:45

Participating Teams and Event Guests Arrive

Breakfast

8:45-9:10

Welcome

Natty Carrizosa
Natty Roots & Rhyme

9:10-9:20

Let’s Get Going!

Katie Fitzgerald
Aspen Challenge

9:20-9:25

Special Shout Out from President & CEO, Aspen Institute

Dan Porterfield
Aspen Institute

9:25-9:30

Special Shout Out from CEO, New Schools for New Orleans

Patrick Dobard
New Schools for New Orleans

9:30-9:40

Special Shout Out from the Mayor, City of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell
City of New Orleans

9:40-9:50

Get Ready!

Natty Carrizosa
Natty Roots & Rhyme

9:50-10:25

Challenge 1: Food Insecurity and the Importance of Healthy Lifestyles

Camille Range
Martha’s Table

10:30-11:05

Challenge 2: Environment & Impact of Climate Change

Dr. Beverly L. Wright
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

11:05-11:15

Morning Break

11:15-11:25

Movement and Stretch

The 18th Ward Sports Club

11:25-12:00

Challenge 3: Violence Prevention and Community Safety

Marlon Peterson
Author & Activist

12:05-12:40

Challenge 4: Mental Health

Taylor Parker
Born This Way Foundation

12:40-1:25

Lunch Break

1:25-1:30

Welcome Back

Natty Carrizosa
Natty Roots & Rhyme

1:30-2:05

Challenge 5: Improving New Orleans Infrastructure & Transportation

Lona Edwards Hankins
New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

2:10-2:40

What’s Next with Aspen Challenge Staff

Olivia Toro & Brett Howley
Aspen Challenge

2:40-3:00

Afternoon Break

3:00-3:45

Interview and Performance by Preservation Hall

Charlie Gabriel
Ben Jaffe
Joshua Starkman

Interviewed by
Gwen Thompkins
NPR

3:45-3:55

Closing Remarks with Natty

Natty Carrizosa
Natty Roots & Rhyme

3:55-4:00

Event Concludes & Buses Depart