"Saddest Days: Katrina, Its Aftermath and Impact on the New Orleans African American Community Project"
Date: October 8, 2008 Time: 7:00-8:30 Place: Center for Black Studies
Lecture and viewing of a documentary on the experience of students at HBCU’s in New Orleans and their reactions to Katrina, presented by Clyde Robertson.
1b.) Listening Goal Strategy:
I will be doing comprehensive listening and noting the main ideas of this speech to understand the impact and effects of Hurricane Katrina, in hopes to increase my active listening skills by the end of the semester for COMS class.
2.) The speech was given in topical order. The first main point was the lifestyles of HBCU students before Hurricane Katrina hit. The second main point dealt with the reactions of students during Hurricane Katrina. The third main point dealt with the effects and impact Hurricane Katrina had on HBCU students after it was over.
3a.) The second main point about the affects Hurricane Katrina, were supported by testimonies of students from three of the HBCU schools in Louisiana. A testimony from an Xavier University student, Christopher Watkins, says he was in complete and utter shock when the hurricane had hit his school because e was pre-warned about the hurricane from family members back home but didn’t believe them because he didn’t see any signs of anything disastrous about to occur and when it did he didn’t know what to do. I believe this example really gave us a look on how this event really took people by surprise, so it corresponded to the main point. This also assisted in meeting my listening goal because the examples helped me understand the point the speaker was trying to make.
3b.) The third main point was about the impact and effects Hurricane Katrina had on HBCU students after it was over, which was supported by testimonies from students as well as statistics. Testimony from Dillard Student, Kalilah Walker, says she was an emotional wreck after...