Katrina, Two Years Later

I’m supposed to be working on my book all day today, but I feel like it’s also important to put forward a reminder that this week marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking the Gulf Coast, along with everything that followed.  While there was quite a bit of attention paid to the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I sometimes get the uneasy feeling that many people would like us to forget about the devastation caused by Katrina and the mishandling of the rebuilding process.

With that in mind, I just wanted to mention quickly the Brave New Films video, When the Saints Go Marching In, which provides a brief visual reminder that the rebuilding process is far from complete and invites people to sign a petition supporting Senator Christopher Dodd’s Gulf Coast Recovery Bill of 2007 to assist the Gulf Coast region in rebuilding destroyed infrastructure. The bill is co-sponsored by six other Dems, including John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Sherrod Brown, and Barack Obama.

Not much to add here.  I’m thinking about showing this video in my “Documenting Injustice” course, so I didn’t want to lose track of it, but the video is a vivid reminder that the recovery process is still very much ongoing.

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