2024 April - Claire Manes - Author "Out of the Shadow of Leprosy"

April 2024 - Claire Manes - Author "Out of the Shadow of Leprosy:

Apr 12, 2024

2024 April - Claire Manes - Author

April guest speaker, retired educator Claire Manes, Ph.D, for many years searched for her grandfather who spent his final eight years as a patient at the Carville, Louisiana leprosarium. Her book Out of the Shadow of Leprosy is the result of that journey. Most recently, Claire Manes has partnered with Anne Harmon Brett to create the photo documentary “Leprosy the Separating Sickness.”

Their photo documentary, which will be on display at the Acadian Cultural Center (The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve) in Lafayette, Louisiana throughout April and May of 2024, features pictures taken at Carville by photographer and patient Johnny Harmon, whose images capture the humanity and community of the patients there in residence. The exhibit is sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and will be free to the public.

RSVP required. April is "Bring a friend" month. Members and All Guests please RSVP & PAY in the gray box.

DUES for the 2024-2025 Connections' Membership Year are due now! Cash and Checks will be accepted at the Check-In Table before and after the luncheon.

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*RSVP Required. Registered Members and Guests will be seated before those not registered. In an effort to comply with Petroleum Club policy, Pay-At-The-Door will be allowed, but is not recommended.

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