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#Katrina15toRita15: Louisiana Waters & Workers: The Future of Water Infrastructure and the Role of Frontline Infrastructure Workers - Shared screen with speaker view
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
47:35
Welcome to everyone joining this Power Hour! Share today’s conversation out on social media with hashtags #GulfSouth4GND and #Katrina15toRita15
Michele Gielis
47:48
Thank you!
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
50:06
Jessica Dandridge is the Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative.Email: jessica@nolawater.org.Website: www.nolawater.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewatercollaborative/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nolawater/
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
58:23
Welcome to anyone just joining! Share today’s conversation out on social media with hashtags #GulfSouth4GND and #Katrina15toRita15
Michele Gielis
01:02:22
Does someone have the link to the facebook livestream handy?
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:03:22
Yes, Michele! You can tune in at https://www.facebook.com/GCCLP
Michele Gielis
01:03:31
thank you!
Michele Gielis
01:03:36
want to share it!
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:05:45
“New Orleans is the most deforested city in the United States, and that’s due to Hurricane Katrina… Instead of replacing the trees, we paved over it. But those trees are very important to our livelihood.” - Jessica Dandridge, Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:07:44
“New Orleans has to do things differently, Louisiana has to do things differently, America has to do things differently - we need to invest in green infrastructure to bring us back to the land.” - Jessica Dandridge #GulfSouth4GND. #Katrina15toRita15
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:08:53
Jane Patton is the Director of No Waste Louisiana and is a Senior Campaigner with the Environmental Health team at the Center for International Environmental Law.Email: jane@nowastela.orgWebsite: nowastela.orgTwitter: https://twitter.com/nowastelaWebsite: ciel.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ciel.orgTwitter: https://twitter.com/ciel_tweets
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:14:25
“We in Louisiana know that plastics across the entire supply chain - from when oil and gas is pulled out of the ground, cracked into plastics, how those plastics are moulded into things like bottles and computers, and then when they become waste - that entire supply chain has a massive impact on our individual and collective health.” - Jane Patton (@soopajane), No Waste LA and CIEL. #GulfSouth4GND. #Katrina15toRita15
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:24:13
“This is a crisis we’re under - a health crisis, a land crisis, and (almost above all else) a water crisis. The industry’s vision for South Louisiana has been paramount for the last 100 years. But - we also have a vision... We have a vision for a different system.” - Jane Patton (@soopajane), No Waste LA and CIEL. #GulfSouth4GND. #Katrina15toRita15
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:26:02
Daytrian Wilken is the spokesperson for the City Waste Union.Website: cwulove.comEmail: citywasteu@icloud.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/citywasteunionTwitter: https://twitter.com/waste_unionInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitywasteunion/
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:26:59
Read Daytrian’s opinion piece on City Waste Union in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/20/opinion/new-orleans-garbage-strike.html
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:29:57
“Katrina and the water it brought to my doorstep taught me at a very tender age that everything around me could fail. Our systems are continuing to fail us.” - Daytrian Wilken of City Waste Union (twitter: @waste_union). #GulfSouth4GND #Katrina15toRita15
Michele Gielis
01:30:53
Thank you for quotes Matthew - tweeting!
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:35:30
“The City Waste Union signifies a struggle of - not just sanitation workers - but every working class citizen struggling to make it by after how deeply water has affected them.” - Daytrian Wilken of City Waste Union (twitter: @waste_union). #GulfSouth4GND #Katrina15toRita15
Jessica Dandridge
01:37:57
+++++
Jane Patton
01:37:59
The sanitation workers deserve so much MORE than $15 an hour. <3
Jane Patton
01:38:15
That was so powerful, Daytrian, thank you.
Emma Collin, GCCLP (she/her)
01:38:28
++++
Jennifer Crosslin
01:38:34
So powerful Daytrian!!
Michele Gielis
01:42:10
This has been fantastic…thank you so much everyone. I’m fired up and will be in touch!
Jennifer Crosslin
01:42:16
Love it! Take what we learned today and repeat it to our family, friends, community over and over again!
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:44:08
Thanks to all of our speakers for this powerful conversation! This is part of Gulf South for a Green New Deal’s Community Rising Series. Join us for another Power Hour at noon CDT tomorrow for “Natural-Systems Climate Protection - The Role of our Coastal Wetlands in Mitigating Flood Risk.” Register at: bit.ly/K15-R15-Natural-Systems.
Robert Lloyd
01:45:59
Great presentation, everyone! Thank you.
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:46:29
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Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:48:06
Donate to the frontlines:Mutual Aid Disaster Relief’s efforts in Lake Charles: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/mutual-aid-disaster-reliefDonate to River of Life Church in Lake Charles, LA: http://www.theriver-iota.com/The United Houma Nation: bit.ly/UHNDonateThe Zion Travelers Cooperative Center (bit.ly/ZionTravelers). Mail checks to:Zion Travelers Cooperative, PO Box 1468, Braithwaite LA 70040Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing (BISCO) (bit.ly/BISCO-FB). Mail checks to:BISCO, 800 High St., Houma, LA 70360
Jessica Dandridge
01:48:35
Thank you!
daytrian wilken
01:48:48
Thanks everyone!! Sorry ant my bad connection.
Emma Collin, GCCLP (she/her)
01:49:14
No worries Daytrian - you sounded great til the very end! Thank you for your leadership