Event Title

Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six

Streaming Media

Description

With the livelihood and culture of Gulf Coast residents once again at risk from BP’s drilling disaster, New Orleans writer Jordan Flaherty delivers his new book "Floodlines" as a timely account of catastrophe, community and resistance. Flaherty tells the stories of public housing residents, gay rappers, Mardi Gras Indians, women prisoners and grassroots activists in the struggle for justice in a post-Katrina landscape. (On tour with Haymarket Books)

About the Lecturers: Jordon Flaherty, a writer and community organizer based in New Orleans and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Oakland-based queer Sri Lankan writer, performer and teacher and part-time professor at UC Berkeley

Document Type

Event

Start Date

20-10-2010 12:00 PM

End Date

20-10-2010 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Post-Katrina landscape, Grassroots activists

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Oct 20th, 12:00 PM Oct 20th, 1:15 PM

Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six

Fairhaven College Auditorium

With the livelihood and culture of Gulf Coast residents once again at risk from BP’s drilling disaster, New Orleans writer Jordan Flaherty delivers his new book "Floodlines" as a timely account of catastrophe, community and resistance. Flaherty tells the stories of public housing residents, gay rappers, Mardi Gras Indians, women prisoners and grassroots activists in the struggle for justice in a post-Katrina landscape. (On tour with Haymarket Books)

About the Lecturers: Jordon Flaherty, a writer and community organizer based in New Orleans and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Oakland-based queer Sri Lankan writer, performer and teacher and part-time professor at UC Berkeley