Sites of Resistance

Sites of Resistance: An Exhibit Exploring the Geographies + Histories of Social Change in New Orleans will be on view in our storefront until February 2018. Public visiting hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.

Project Dates

September 2017–February 2018


As part of Small Center’s ongoing into the impact of the built environment on our social histories, Sites of Resistance builds on a series of panels, programs, and projects that work to expand our engagement with the public towards a more equitable city. This exploration includes our past exhibits Locating New Orleans: An Exploration on Shaky Ground and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard: Past, Present, + Future.

Small Center Engagement

Sites of Resistance works to reframe a dominant narrative that has obscured New Orleans’ historical role as a site of intense organizing, legal strategy, labor struggle, and civil rights activism. By elevating lineages and spaces of dissent and marginalized stories of inter-racial collaboration, as well as histories of direct conflict and challenge in contested spaces, we hope to reconnect our audience with the possibilities for making change that have been erased from our civic framework.


Throughout the exhibit, Small Center is hosting a variety of events and workshops.

For a full list of upcoming events associated with Sites of Resistance, please visit our Events page. For a full list of past events, please click here.

The exhibit will be on view in our storefront at 1725 Baronne until February 2018. Public visiting hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Free admission.


Cartography / Design

  • Jakob Rosenzweig

Research Assistance

  • Nora Fuller

Team Members

Project Leads

  • Sue Mobley (Lead Curator)
  • Shoshana Gordon (Assistant Designer)


  • Kekeli Dawes
  • Dana Elliot
  • Allison Gerstley
  • Julian Tricamo-Palmer
  • Bansi Patel
  • Camly Tram


  • Nick Jenisch
  • Maggie Hansen
  • Donn Peabody
  • Emilie Taylor Welty
  • Rashidah Williams


  • Surdna Foundation

Special Thanks

  • Kenneth Schwartz

Press and Awards

Sites of Resistance in New Orleans

WTUL 91.5 FM

Sites of Resistance Chronicles New Orleans History of Dissent

The Gambit