Community/Neighborhood

Remember New Orleans’ dispossessed. Progress without equity is injustice.

“On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Louisiana. More than 1,800 lives were lost and 600,000 people were left homeless. August 29, 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the storm…Primarily, the anniversary provides an opportunity to discuss the shortcomings of the recovery efforts that prioritize privatization, gentrification and White leadership. The facts and figures presented on this website invite a more nuanced look at the progress made since Katrina. As we enter the second decade following the storm, it is imperative that we demand and support solutions that benefit ALL of New Orleans. We cannot do this unless we first respond to the erasure of Black struggle post-Katrina.”

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