Katrina Neighbors Tour

Posted October 20, 2006

The Katrina Neighbors tour launches its Southeast leg October 24-30. The main goal of the tour is to bring attention to the many displaced persons who are scattered around the country and who deserve to be able to return to their homes in the Gulf Coast region.

The tour will kick off in Durham on October 24 with events to view documentaries produced by local activists. On October 25, a community program with speakers and cultural presentations is also planned for Durham. Visits to Greensboro, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville and Atlanta are planned to include a slide show presentation and participation of Katrina survivors.

**Durham Events**

October 24, 2006
Documentary Screenings

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Know Bookstore
2520 Fayetteville Street | view map

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St.| view map

October 25, 2006
Community Program
6:00 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Library
1201 Fayetteville Street | view map

* Featuring *
Tim Jackson, Spoken Word
Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble
Katrina Neighbors
Kali Akuno, People’s Hurricane Relief Fund
And Much More!

**South Carolina Events**

October 28, 2006
Community Program
7:00 p.m. The Jazz/Poetry Garaj
119-F U.S. Hwy 29, Lyman, SC 29365 | view map

Malcolm X Grassroots Mvmt & The Jazz/Poetry Garaj hosts the Katrina Neighbors Solidarity Tour with a poetry / film fest at the Jazz/Poetry Garaj (119-F U.S. Hwy 29, Lyman, SC 29365, 864-906-7716), Saturday, October 28th, 7:00 p.m. (Door open: 6:30 pm). A number of short documentary films will be screened followed by a panel discussion, poetry and song.

**Atlanta, GA**

October 29, 2006
Presentation and Discussion
5PM Georgia State Student Center – Speaker’s Auditorium
Corner of Courtland Ave. and Gilmer St.
2 blocks north of GSU Marta Station

A discussion of life after the storm featuring displaced hurricane survivors who are now our Katrina Neighbors.
Contact 770-256-1882 (Addis) or 404-291-9686 (Isaac) for more information

For more information: theresaelamin@aol.com or (919) 824-0659
For transportation needs: r.eur@verizon.net or 682-2821, 280-1067.

This is a national project initiated by Solidarity in collaboration with the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund (PHRF).

The plan is to cover 4 regions beginning with the Southeast, then West (spring 2007), Midwest (fall 2007) and Northeast (spring 2008).

For more information:
Theresa El-Amin
(919) 824-0659