Additional Katrina Resources

Resources from Solidarity

New Orleans One Year After Katrina: The War at Home
— Joanna Dubinsky

Katrina Was Not a ‘Natural Disaster’

— A Solidarity Statement

An Unfragmented Movement: The People Are the City

— Joanna Dubinsky interviews Shana Griffin

Surviving When the State Disappeared: Community Vs. Katrina

— Suzi Weismann interviews Mike Davis

Racism Exposed, Radical Action Needed: From Paris to New Orleans

— Malik Miah

Bush to Survivors: “You’re On Your Own”

— Joanna Dubinsky

From 9/11 to Katrina

— The ATC Editors

Resources from Other Allies

New Orleans – Urban Catastrophe

— Robert Caldwell

Hurricane Katrina: The Black Nation’s 9/11

— Saladin Muhammad

Monthly Review’s Webzine Articles on Katrina

— MRzine

Left Turn – Special Collection on Katrina

— Jordan Flaherty

Katrina’s Legacy: White Racism and Black Reconstruction in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

— Eric Mann

Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

— Michael Eric Dyson

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City

— Jed Horne

Community Groups in New Orleans

New Orleans Worker Justice Coalition


Fighting for workers rights and racial justice, especially Black/Brown unity.

Advocates for Environmental Human Rights (AEHR)

Long-term fighters against environmental racism and advocates for a just Right of Return.
Contact Monique Harden, mharden-aehr@cox.net

Advocates for Louisiana Public Healthcare

Fighting for the reopening of the public hospital in New Orleans.

Common Ground


Volunteer organization offering mutual aid and support.

People’s Hurricane Relief Fund


Building a United Front for self-determination of African Americans and all New Orleanians in a just reconstruction of New Orleans.

People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond


Long-term anti-racism education and organizing group; provides educational workshops across the country.

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children


Membership-based organization dedicated to creating a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those in the juvenile justice system.

Katrina Action/Katrina Information Network


Constant updates on ways to support the fight for social justice in New Orleans. Includes profiles of experts.

New Orleans Network


General information for social justice activists in New Orleans.

Green Party of Louisiana

Critical Resistance


National abolition group (with Chapter in New Orleans), building a campaign for amnesty for all arrested during Katrina.

Safe Streets, Strong Communities Coalition

Mission is to transform the New Orleans Criminal Justice System into one that creates safe streets and strong communities for everyone, regardless of race or economic status.
Contact Norris Henderson, nhenderson@jjpl.org

Survivor’s Village


Fighting for the reopening of public housing and affordable housing in New Orleans.

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence


Building a women’s health clinic and organizing center in New Orleans. Contact Shana Griffin ambakeysha@yahoo.com

Solidarity, New Orleans Branch

A socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization.
email nolasolid@yahoo.com

U.S. Human Rights Network


Atlanta-based organization which initiated a national campaign that calls on the US government to recognize Katrina survivors as Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and to respect and adhere to the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.

Must See Film

When the Levees Broke by Spike Lee.
The story of the struggle in New Orleans in the words of the people who experienced it. Illustrates the failures of the federal government. Released August 2006 by HBO.

Final Shot

The Legendary K.O. – George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People

Kanye West’s comments caused an uproar in the days following the hurricane. But he didn’t back down, he responded in classic K.O. style.