Author of Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History
Warren Perrin to speak at Loyola Law School on February 20 and Old U.S. Mint on February 21
Celebration of 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Cajun Culture
On Friday, February 20, 10:30am-12pm at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 7214 St. Charles Ave., Room 308 (main law school building), historian and attorney Warren Perrin will be speaking about his book Acadie Then and Now: A People's History.
On the following Saturday, February 21, 3-4:30pm, as part of the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Cajun Culture event at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, 70116, Mr. Perrin will speak and sign books. The event in entirety is from 2-5pm.
This book, edited by Mr. Perrin and including his original contributions, is a collection of 65 articles by 55 authors on the Acadians and Cajuns living today in the American states of Louisiana, Texas, and Maine who can trace their history back to an original French settlement in today's Nova Scotia in 1605. The collection provides the readers with new insights on the past, present, and future of the Acadian descendants from all the Acadies of the world.
For media inquiries, and book and interview requests, contact Jonathan Barnes, 504-897-6110, firstname.lastname@example.org or Warren Perrin, 337-501-3049.
All profits from the book will be donated to 22 Acadian museums located in 3 different countries.
Warren A. Perrin was born near Erath, LA and currently resides in Lafayette. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Law and is an attorney with the firm of Perrin, Landry, deLaunay, Dartez, and Ouellet. He served as President of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) from 1994 to 2010 and an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is the founder of the Acadian Museum of Erath and is the author of six books dealing with French culture, including Acadian Redemption (2004), the first biography of an Acadian exile. In 2007, Perrin was inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame and in 2012 he was named chairman of the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.