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#Katrina15toRita15: Natural-Systems Climate Protection - The Role of our Coastal Wetlands in Mitigating Flood Risk - Shared screen with speaker view
Emma Collin, GCCLP (she/her)
Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lCySMvHEIyPrUCJoLoGmVSD0kifsFCW4hRFeo2aFo4c/edit
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Central Gulf Coast People’s Council
Katherine Egland
opposition to wetlands destruction for connector road in Gulfport
Katherine Egland
Arthur Johnson
Joe Womack- CHESS (Clean, Healthy, Educated sustainable and Safe).
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Welcome to everyone joining today’s Power Hour! Share today’s conversation out on social media with hashtags #GulfSouth4GND and #Katrina15toRita15
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
More info and future Power Hour sessions at https://www.gcclp.org/gcclp-events
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Tweet and post highlight’s from today’s conversation with hashtags: #Katrina15toRita15 and #GulfSouth4GND
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Arthur Johnson is Chief Executive Officer at the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development.Email: ajohnson@sustainthenine.orgWebsite: http://sustainthenine.org/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sustainthenine/Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainTheNine
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Corey MillerEmail: coreym@crcl.orgWebsite: https://www.crcl.org/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRCL1988Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRCL1988/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1017124931/coalition-to-restore-coastal-louisiana/?hl=en
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Corey leads CRCL’s Outreach and Engagement program, assisting residents of coastal Louisiana to become more informed, engaged, and prepared for the future of our changing coast
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
“Often the poorest people in New Orleans were pushed further and further away from the safest areas, further and further away from the Mississippi River.” - - Corey Miller, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (Twitter: @CRCL1988) #GulfSouth4GND #Katrina15toRita15
Robert Lloyd
I have another meeting, but than you for this, all - good work!
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
“We chopped up out coast to facilitate oil & gas productions, carving out channels that carried in the water that flooded our city during Hurricane Katrina.”- Corey Miller, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (Twitter: @CRCL1988) #GulfSouth4GND #Katrina15toRita15
Colette Pichon Battle (She)
Thank you, Robert. We'll send the video for you to finish later!
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Kathy Egland chairs the Environmental and Climate Justice Committee for the National Board of Directors of NAACP. She is also co-founder of the Education, Economics, Environmental, Climate and Health Organization (EEECHO)Email: ktegland51@gmail.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/KatherineEglandFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/EEECHO-391349767730212/
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
“Wetlands are referred to as nature’s supermarket. They’re a source of a wide range of foods and traditional medicines… They’re gifts that keep on giving.” - Kathy Egland, EEECHO (Twitter: @KatherineEgland) #Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
“But the rich and powerful and privileged have found ways to circumvent the law and destroy our treasured wetlands.” - Kathy Egland, EEECHO (Twitter: @KatherineEgland) #Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND
Frances Butler
Apologies for having to sign off now but thanks for the excellent and informative presentations and sending all solidarity from London to all communities protecting wetlands in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
“I’m going to tell you - these industrial developments in Mississippi’s residential neighborhoods which are disproportionately impacting African American communities are synonymous with Jim Crow. There’s no way of getting around that.” - Kathy Egland, EEECHO (Twitter: @KatherineEgland) #Katrina15toRita15 #GulfSouth4GND
Michele Gielis
In gratitude and inspired…..see you soon.
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Continue building movement with us!Join us at noon CDT on Monday, Sept. 21st for our next Power Hour session: Community Energy & Environmental Justicy - Energy Future in the Gulf South: Register at bit.ly/K15-R15-EnergySign up to receive updates from Gulf South for a Green New Deal: https://gcclp.salsalabs.org/GulfSouthforaGreenNewDeal/index.htmlSign your organization onto the Gulf South for a Green New Deal Policy Platform: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKm-e8esWFewUMequNtnAPDvEC2nZZ2Let9_1J8QLM81unVQ/viewformFor Gulf South (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL) Residents:Register for our #GulfSouth4GND Regional Monthly Call at tinyurl.com/GS4GNDCallRegister for our #GulfSouth4GND Resolutions Campaign Call at tinyurl.com/GS4GNDResolutions
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Sign your church, neighborhood, business, or organization onto the Gulf South for a GND policy platform: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKm-e8esWFewUMequNtnAPDvEC2nZZ2Let9_1J8QLM81unVQ/viewform
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Donate to the frontlines of Hurricane Sally:Donate to Central Gulf Coast People’s Council’s Sally Relief (AL):bit.ly/CGCPC-Sally-ReliefDonate to Africatown C.H.E.S.S.: africatown-chess.orgCenter for Fair Housing (AL): Mail a check made out to the Center for Fiar Housing to: Attn: Center for Fair Housing; PO Box 161324, Mobile, AL 33610Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: bit.ly/MADR-DonateMore to come as we confirm work on the ground.
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
Donate to the frontlines of Hurricane Laura:Mutual Aid Disaster Relief’s efforts in Lake Charles:tinyurl.com/MADR-LauraSouthwest Louisiana Center for Health Services: bit.ly/SWLA-HealthDonate to River of Life Church in Lake Charles, LA: theriver-iota.comThe 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
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
More info to come at www.gcclp.org
Michele Gielis
We thank YOU too..:)
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
And join us at noon CDT on Monday, Sept. 21st for our next Power Hour session: Community Energy & Environmental Justicy - Energy Future in the Gulf South: Register at bit.ly/K15-R15-Energy
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
More at gcclp.org/gcclp-events
Michele Gielis
Michele Gielis
Fantastic session, thank you!