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On April 24, Lens co-founder and reporter Karen Gadbois will interview lawyer and community activist Keith Hardie at our monthly Breakfast with the Newsmakers event.

Hardie has been on the forefront on many hot-button issues, including the recent reopening of Newcomb Boulevard and the campaign against a tax initiative for the Audubon Commission. Among other things, they’ll discuss the role of social media in organizing for activism.

Find out what makes this lawyer tick. Your questions are welcome.


Date: Thursday, April 24

Time: 8 to 9 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)

RSVP: Anne Mueller,

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street

Live coverage: The event will be live-streamed and live-blogged.

Parking: Available in the Basin St. Station parking lot adjacent to the facility. This map shows the location of the parking lot and adjacent access points.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Basin St. Station.

Breakfast with the Newsmakers is a monthly business-social event that aims to engage The Lens’ audience with one another and with the people making news in and around New Orleans. Newsmakers events are open to the public.  They are free to Lens members, with a $10 suggested donation for non-members.