Gulf Coast Organizations: Self-Organized Events at the U.S. Social Forum

GULF COAST ORGANIZATIONS:

SELF-ORGANIZED EVENTS

AT THE U.S. SOCIAL FORUM

June 28 - July 1, 2007

 

Thursday June 28, 2007

 

Morning Workshops:

 

** Ashe Cultural Center & Crossroads: 

‘Art for Life: A New Orleans Healing Music Ritual’

 

** People’s Hurricane Relief Fund:

‘They Left Us Here to Die:’ Hurricane Katrina & Ethnic Cleansing

in New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast

 

Afternoon Workshops:

 

** People’s Hurricane Relief Fund:

‘We Are Our Own Liberators: Self-Determination in the Gulf Coast’

 

** Catalyst Project & People’s Hurricane Relief Fund:

‘You Can’t Kill the Spirit: Solidarity Organizing in the Movement to

Rebuild New Orleans’

 

** Environmental Justice Resource Center & Deep South Center for

Environmental Justice:

‘Toxic Wastes & Race at 20, 1987-2007: Grassroots Struggles to

Dismantle Environmental Racism’

 

** Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, Critical Resistance, People’s Hurricane Relief Fund, US Human Rights Network, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty:

‘Say What? A Dramatic Reading of US Government Lies to UN

Officials about Gulf Coast Reconstruction’

 

** Kids Rethinking New Orleans Schools:

‘Youth Changing Public Schools in New Orleans & Beyond’

 

** People’s Hurricane Relief Fund:

‘Stop the High Rent: Housing as a Human Right’

 

 

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** People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond:

‘Undoing Racism/Community Organizing: An Anti-Racist Solution

for Building a Movement Toward Social Transformation & Equity’

 

Evening Plenary:

 

‘Gulf Coast Reconstruction in the Post-Katrina Era: Challenges,

Visions, and Strategies’

 

Friday, June 29, 2007

 

Morning Workshops:

 

** Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, Mossville Environmental Action Now, Gert Town Revival Initiative & Southwest Workers’ Union:

‘Stop Environmental Racism! A Protest Action at the U.S. Environ-

mental Protection Agency & Agency for Toxic Substances and

Disease Registry’

 

** Critical Resistance:

‘Post-Katrina New Orleans:  The Reconstruction and Rebuilding of

a Police State’

 

Afternoon Workshops:

 

** Ashe Cultural Center:

‘Thirteen Lessons: A Theatrical Workshop on Adult Literacy’

 

** Latino Health Outreach Project, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic, Common Ground Health Clinic, Santa Rosa Free Clinic, Berkeley Free Clinic, San Francisco Women’s Clinic:

‘Healthcare Justice: Moving from Critique to Action’

 

** Safe Streets, Strong Communities:

‘Building Bridges Among Gulf Coast Organizations’

 

** Advocates for Environmental Human rights, Gert Town Revival Initiative, Mossville Environmental Action Now:

‘Changing the Equation: US Environmental Protection= Environmental Racism’

 

** Latino Health Outreach Project:

‘Migration Along the Katrina Corridor: Immigrant Organizing and

Healthcare Across the Gulf South’

 

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** New Orleans Palestine Solidarity & Middle East Children’s Alliance:

‘Forced Displacement and the Right to Return: Palestine, New

Orleans, and Urban America’

 

Saturday, June 30, 2007

 

Morning Workshops:

 

** Fourth World Movement:

‘Families in Extreme Poverty as Equal Partners in Poverty Eradication for Another Possible World’

 

** Left Turn:

‘Media as Movement Building’