FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Event Organizers: Gulf South Rising • Advocates for Environmental Human Rights • African American
Leadership Project • Cain Gang Entertainment • Deep South Center for Environmental Justice •
Education, Economic, Environmental, Climate & Health Organization (EEECHO) • Environmental Justice
Leadership Forum on Climate Change • Families & Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) •
Gallery of the Streets • Greater New Orleans Organizers Roundtable • Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
• Healing & Recovery, Nfungotah Collective, Inc. • Industry Influence • Mike-B the Grinda • NAACP •
Nuthin’ But Fire Records • Project South • Q 93.3 Radio • Rich Life Entertainment • Southern Movement
Alliance • Survivors’ Village
Gulf South Communities Rise Up:
Week of Action Commemorating Ten Years Since Hurricane Katrina
Local and regional organizations are collaborating to produce the Katrina 10 Week of Action for the
tenth year commemoration of Hurricane Katrina. This week of action features performance arts, policy
forums, film screenings, teach-ins, youth gatherings, healing spaces, a march with a second-line, and
rally in multiple locations from Coden, Alabama to New Orleans, Louisiana. From August 21 – 30, 2015,
there will be a powerful coming together of communities resisting injustice masked as “recovery” and
“resilience” in the aftermath of Katrina. They will share their vision for human rights, equity, and
climate justice in the Gulf Region. All events are free and open to the public.
Who: Local and regional organizations on the frontlines of climate change and social injustice
What: Katrina 10 Week of Action, a series of community events commemorating ten years since
Hurricane Katrina (see Katrina 10 Week of Action, inserted below and attached)
When: August 21, 2015 – August 30, 2015
Where: Multiple locations from Coden, Alabama to New Orleans, Louisiana
About Gulf South Rising: Gulf South Rising (GSR) is a regional movement of coordinated actions and
events to highlight the impact of the global climate crisis on the Gulf South region (Texas, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida). Through collaborative events and actions around strategic dates in
2015, GSR demands a just transition away from extractive industries, discriminatory policies and unjust
practices that hinder equitable recovery from disaster and impede the development of sustainable
Recovery must be with us, for us, and by us!
The illusion of recovery is not progress!
My home, my land and my culture are not for sale!
We have a right to return!
Respect the people and protect the land! We are survivors!
We will not be forgotten! This is our home! We belong here!
Information & free registration: