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Friday August 27th, 2010

Posted on August 27, 2010 by Flashpoints

Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six by Jordan Flaherty

We bring our focus to New Orleans, 5 years after hurricane Katrina powerfully ripped up much of the city and destroyed the levees, devastating the entire community; worst hit were the poor and Black communities, more because of governmental negligence than anything else; we’ll speak with community activists and organizers who have been struggling to reconstruct the city on a grassroots level; also, we’ll speak to New Orleans-based investigative journalist and author Jordan Flaherty about his experiences during Katrina and the more recent re-emergence of cultural growth in New Orleans.
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Jordan Flaherty, Investigative Reporter, Author and Editor of Left Turn Magazine, and featured speaker in the Community and Resistance Tour

Thom Pepper, Director of Operations for Common Ground

Viola Washington, Organizer with Welfare Organization

Jenga Mwenda, Founder of the Backyard Gardener’s network in the Lower 9th Ward


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