Posted August 27, 2006
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocates for Louisiana Public Healthcare
Fighting for the reopening of the public hospital in New Orleans.
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
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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Solidarity, New Orleans Branch
A socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization.
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.
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.