NOLA Rising

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  1. There was a great talk on Saturday evening (hosted by Society for the Anthropology of Work) featuring Dr. Beverly Wright. Dr Wright heads up a local environmental justice organization that is at the forefront of the work taking place in New Orleans.

    Her talk, held in a labour/community friendly venue, focused on the ways in which the redevelopment of New Orleans has continued the racialized patterns of discrimination that is so prevalent in the disposal of environmental toxins. But she also spoke of the amazing strength and capacity of displaced community members to engage in rebuilding their lives even in the face of implacable opposition from government and vested business interests.

    It was well worth the half hour taxi ride off site to have a chance to hear this inspiring and passionate person speak!

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