A Celebration of the Life of Kit Senter

Saturday, July 12, 2014

10:00am to 12:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church Sanctuary
5212 South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans
Corner Jefferson Ave.

We will forgo our regular second Saturday meeting this month to celebrate the full and meaningful life of Kit Senter, who died June 26, 2014 at the age of 87. According to her last wishes, this will take place at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, with music, song, poetry, photos and testimonials from her family and friends, and with special performances by her granddaughters, Lila Dunlap and Anna Sudie Dunlap. Please join us as we recount the many contributions to humanity of this monumental lifetime of social justice activism, caring, compassion, thoughtfulness, and generosity. 

This site may be updated up to the date of the event, so please save the link to return here for more info, including links to her published obituary:

Obituary in The Advocate                     
Obituary in the Times-Picayune            

Kit speaking on August 14, 2010 at the
Community Presentation entitled 

"Katrina Turns Five"
(click to go to the recorded presentation)
Below is Kit in a BBC interview from 1960 with other members of Save Our Schools, organized to support white families defying racist calls to boycott William Franz elementary, one of two elementary schools that launched racial integration of the Orleans Parish public school system. Kit and other women drove white children to and from school, joining Ruby Bridges, Franz's first black student. Save Our Schools drivers also ferried white children to join three additional black students attending McDonogh No. 19 Elementary -- becoming the first black children to integrate previously all-white elementary schools in the South.

Here is Kit speaking about her own commitment to energy efficiency with Alliance for Affordable Energy founder Gary Groesch in 1997:

These are but a few examples of the exceptional works and deeds of this great humanitarian and civil leader that will be celebrated on July 12. The world is diminished by her absence. 

We salute you, and we honor you, Kit. We will always love you. 

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