mardi 22 septembre 2015

U.S : "AFTERMATH : The Movement for Black Lives 10 Years After Katrina" : you're invited.

Reflecting on where we were, where we are and where we're fighting to go

Dear friend,

We're writing to extend you an opportunity to sign up for our first online townhall "Aftermath: The Movement for Black Lives 10 Years After Katrina." The event will be moderated by CNN Political Contributor and ColorOfChange Co-founder Van Jones.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 24th at 8 p.m. EDT.

Van Jones
Van Jones, Political Contributor, CNN; President, Dream Corps & Co-founder, ColorOfChange

Rashad Robinson
Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, ColorOfChange

Saket Soni
Saket Soni, Executive Director, New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice

Gina Womack
Gina Womack 
Executive Director 
Friends and Families of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)

Co-founding member, BYP100 NOLA
Founder of Take Em Down NOLA Coalition

Latoya Lewis
Latoya Lewis 
Stand with Dignity
at the New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice

On Thursday, September 24, we're joining New Orleans-based civil rights groups to host an online town hall meeting to discuss Black organizing 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.

Thanks and Peace,

Rashad, Arisha, Hope, Johnny, Malika, Tatiana, Brittaney and the entire ColorOfChange team 

ColorOfChange is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.

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