NEW ORLEANS, LA- Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu invited New Orleans residents to commemorate the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela by participating in a memorial book signing and portrait viewing on December 10-12, 2013. Activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gallier Hall located at 545 St Charles Ave.
“Along with the citizens of South Africa, we mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela. President Mandela taught us lessons of forgiveness and resilience that inspired peace and equality in his country and worldwide. His legacy will live on forever and serve as a guiding light for all to follow,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “I want to invite all of our residents to come out and remember President Mandela by participating in the signing and viewing.”
The memorial book signing and portrait viewing, being held in cooperation with Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa in the State of Louisiana Keith Adam Doley, will allow residents to honor President Mandela’s moral character and leadership while sharing how he has impacted their lives and those across the world.
Due to construction, those who are interested in signing the memorial book are asked to visit Gallier Hall using the entrance on Lafayette Street.