Eight Years of Accountability: The Lens’ Birthday Celebration
Join The Lens on April 25 as we celebrate our eighth anniversary with a nod to our past and a conversation about how The Lens became what it is today.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Before there was The Lens, there was the blog “Squandered Heritage.” And before there was a newsroom staff, there was Karen Gadbois reporting on land use and government accountability. Join The Lens on April 25 as we celebrate our eighth anniversary with a nod to our past and a conversation about how The Lens became what it is today.
Enjoy a glass of wine from 6 to 7 p.m. while you get to know members of The Lens staff and board, as well as other readers and supporters. At 7 p.m., we’ll offer you the history of The Lens through a live interview of Lens Founder Karen Gadbois.
The conversation will highlight how a quest for government accountability led Gadbois to establish The Lens with Ariella Cohen. Topics for discussion include uncovering government misconduct, earning a Peabody Award and inspiring a character on HBO’s “Treme.” And, of course, how her efforts led to the creation of a nonprofit, investigative newsroom we now know as The Lens.
The celebration is free and open to the public. Register to let us know you’re coming, and we invite you to give a birthday gift to The Lens.
Public Transportation to Propeller (4035 Washington Ave)
Propeller is very easily accessible by New Orleans’ public transportation system. We are adjacent to the intersection of Washington Ave and S Broad Ave, the second-busiest transit hub in the city. It is served by the 27, 28, and 94 RTA bus lines. The stop is “Washington at S Broad.”
The 94 Broad starts in New Orleans East, runs through Gentilly, and ends right next to Propeller, at the Washington at S Broad intersection.
The 28 M.L. King runs from downtown to uptown. If you are coming from downtown, take the 28 M.L. King towards Napoleon at Tchoupitoulas. If you are coming from uptown, take the 28 M.L. King towards S. Rampart at Canal.
The 27 Louisiana runs from the riverside to City Park, in Mid City. If you are coming from Mid City, take the 27 Louisiana towards Louisiana at Tchoupitoulas. If you are coming from the riverside, take the 27 Louisiana towards Orleans at City Park.
A single ride (no transfer) is $1.25. An all-day Jazzy Pass is $3.00. You can find more information about bus fares here.
Questions? Contact Olivia Seideman, Propeller’s Community Outreach Associate, at (504) 323-4751 or at email@example.com. She can help you navigate New Orleans’ transportation system.