A Katrina Reader

compiled by Rebecca Gordon, Jaimie Harrow, Sharon Martinas, Rob McBride, Tev Monnin, and Ryan Wadsworth

A Katrina Reader is dedicated to all the Katrina Survivors and Grassroots Racial Justice Organizations of New Orleans, who are fighting for the Right of Return of all ‘Internally Displaced Persons,’ and the Right to Rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with justice, dignity and self-determination.

The goals of The Katrina Reader are:

  1. To highlight the inspiring tradition of resistance to racism by New Orleans grassroots organizations, before and after Katrina;
  2. To provide basic information about many New Orleans racial justice organizations working in the movement for the right of return of all New Orleanians, in order to facilitate networking with solidarity activists around the country who want to support this movement, in New Orleans and in their home communities;
  3. To facilitate the efforts of students and educators who want to learn more about grassroots racial justice organizing in New Orleans, with the purpose of strengthening their volunteer solidarity activities, in New Orleans and on their university campuses;
  4. To suggest some perspectives and tools for anti-racist solidarity organizers (especially for white activists) wanting to work in solidarity with grassroots racial justice organizations, both in New Orleans and in their home communities.

Click here to link to The Katrina Reader website.