Aftermath: The Movement for Black Lives 10 Years After Katrina - An Online Panel about Black Organizing in New Orleans
Please join ColorOfChange for a virtual town hall. "Aftermath: The Movement for Black Lives 10 Years After Katrina - An Online Panel about Black Organizing in New Orleans" moderated by Van Jones.
The event will take place on Thursday, September 24th at 8 p.m. EDT. Please join us by registering here. You can join the event online and by phone.
Moderator: Van Jones, Political Contributor, CNN; President, Dream Corps & Co-founder, ColorOfChange
Host: Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, ColorOfChange
Co-host: Saket Soni, Executive Director, New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice
Panelists: Latoya Lewis, Organizer, Stand with Dignity at the New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice; Gina Womack, Executive Director, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC); Quess, Co-founding member of BYP100 NOLA and Founder of Take Em Down NOLA Coalition
On Thursday, September 24, ColorOfChange and New Orleans-based civil rights groups will hold an online town hall meeting to discuss Black Resistance after Hurricane Katrina, resistance to the privatization of schools and the expansion of the cradle-to-prison pipeline, the exclusion of Black workers from quality jobs, and resistance to the expansion of white power in post Katrina New Orleans.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Black workers continue to be excluded from the ongoing reconstruction of New Orleans, though more than $71 billion has been spent to restore the city. More than 50% of the city’s Black children live in poverty, Black families make half the income of white families, and as little as 4% of the workforce on city construction projects is Black—even while 52% of Black men in New Orleans face unemployment.
The online town hall will provide an opportunity to connect with front-line organizers in the Movement for Black Lives in NOLA to better understand the current struggles in the efforts to dismantle the plantation economy, end white supremacy, and build a world that respects Black lives in school, at work, and in communities.
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