Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin speaks at Century

WHITE BEAR LAKE – Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina decimated the city in 2005, gives two presentations at Century College in February. The events are free and open to the public.

The first presentation is 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the West Campus Theatre. The second is 10 a.m. Feb. 10 in the West Campus Cafeteria Conference Room, W1420.

In the aftermath of the Katrina disaster, Nagin became one of the best-known political figures in the country as a result of his outspoken criticism of federal and state attempts to help the devastated city. Nagin was re-elected mayor of New Orleans in 2006 and served until 2010. He is currently a consultant, public speaker and entrepreneur. He also has written and published his first book, "Katrina Secrets: Storms after the Storms," which gives a first-hand account of how New Orleans overcame major devastation.

Nagin’s appearance is part of Century’s ongoing Speaker Series, a community outreach activity that brings nationally-known authors and speakers to campus. Nagin’s presentations also are related to Century’s 2011-2012 Common Book, "Zeitoun," by Dave Eggers, a first-person account of the Katrina disaster.

Please call 651-779-5531 for more information.