64 Parishes


What’s at Stake?

A Conversation on Culture and the Changing Coast

Published: March 22, 2022
Last Updated: March 22, 2022

What’s at Stake?

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and 64 Parishes hosted a candid conversation on how extreme weather and coastal land loss are affecting culture, community, and tradition across South Louisiana. The program was introduced by former Louisiana State Senator and Mayor of Lake Charles Willie Mount and moderated by author and southwest Louisiana native Megan Poole. Panelists included Joy Banner, community activist and director of communications at Whitney Plantation in Edgard; Jonathan Foret, executive director of South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center in Houma; Eli Langley, a cultural preservationist and member of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and Keagan Lejeune, folklorist and professor of English at McNeese State University. This event occurred Wednesday, March 9, 6 p.m.