Voices from the Gulf

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Some people might stand in the shadow of Mobile, Alabama's Cochran-Africatown Bridge and see nothing but the sprawling tank farms, barges and coal terminals that clutter the Mobile River's banks, stretching northward from south of downtown to historic Africatown and beyond.   

As staff of Women With a Vision and BreakOUT!, two organizations that work to promote safer, healthier communities in New Orleans for women and LGBTQ communities, including youth and transgender women, we wrote the below guest blog in response to recent coverage by the Times-Picayune about people involved (or assumed to be involved) in street economies along Tulane Avenue.
 

“Hey, boss…I don’t know if they’re here.  It don’t look real promising.”  Bob called out to David Arnesen with a heavy sigh.

They were a couple of miles outside of South Pass, off the coast of Louisiana, chasing kingfish on the first day of August, a picture-perfect day.  But after nearly two hours on the water, there was only one fish to show for their effort. 

How does mailing books to prisoners connect to throwing dance parties in a bankrupt city? What does making a film about coastal land loss have in common with using hand signals to create focus in a 2nd grade classroom?

These are all ways people in New Orleans and Detroit are using media to respond to disasters, both macro and micro. These stories, and more, came out when we took our Deep Dialogues series (hosted by WTUL News & Views and Bridge The Gulf Project) on the road to Detroit for the Allied Media Conference.

One year after the discovery of the now nearly 24-acre Texas Brine Sinkhole in Bayou Corne, Louisiana, area residents gathered at the home of Grady and Carla Alleman to mark the occasion. Aside from local testimonials, speakers included General Russel Honoré, best known for commanding and coordinating military relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina, and Dr.

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