Friday, May 1, 2009

What is The Joan of Arc Project?

The Joan of Arc Project is a secular organization whose primary focus is to produce an annual parade and annual fete honoring Joan of Arc, educating all ages about her story, and inspiring the public to visit her statue in the French Quarter and understand its significance to our city. As we produce the parade and fete we hope to achieve our additional goals of: presenting and encouraging artistic interpretations of Joan's pursuits, successes, and failures; celebrating French holidays and significant dates with the public as an opportunity to honor New Orleans' French heritage; and evoking pride in our city's uniqueness by utilizing Joan as a symbol of individual strength and loyalty.
We will be opening the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc to new members in June 2009, after our first official Joan of Arc Project board meeting on June 5th. Email me if you would like to join: