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Organizing and Resistance in New Orleans
Date Monday January 23
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorRoxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

ORGANIZING AND RESISTANCE IN NEW ORLEANS

Featuring New Orleans organizers and journalists CC Campbell-Rock and Jordan Flaherty

Monday, January 23, 7:00PM
522 Valencia Street (at 16th St.)
San Francisco
$5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

New Orleans social justice organizers CC Campbell-Rock and Jordan Flaherty
will speak about post-Katrina organizing in New Orleans and among displaced
survivors of Katrina in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

CC CAMPBELL-ROCK is Editor at the SF Bay View. She is a native New Orleanian and earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Loyola University of the South. A veteran journalist, she has been the managing editor of three New Orleans-based newspapers and associate editor of a national magazine, and she has penned several hundred articles. Prior to her mandatory evacuation from New Orleans, Campbell-Rock produced and co-hosted “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace,” a live weekly public opinion cable broadcast, for four years. She currently resides in Pleasanton, Calif, and has been organizing with Katrina evacuees in the Bay Area.

JORDAN FLAHERTY is a writer and organizer based in New Orleans, and is part of the editorial collective of Left Turn Magazine. He was in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit the city, and has been writing and organizing in New Orleans since then, working with grassroots organizations for justice, human rights and the right of return. Flaherty's articles from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina have appeared in publications around the world, including Die Zeit in Germany, Clarin in Argentina and Juventude Rebelde in Cuba, and on hundreds of websites including ZNet, CommonDreams, AlterNet and CounterPunch. In addition, he has written about politics and culture for The Village Voice, New York Press, Labor Notes, and a chapter in the South End Press book Live From Palestine.

For information, contact:
Sharon Martinas (cws@igc.org) or Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - (rdunbaro@pacbell.net).

Added to the calendar on Thursday Jan 19th, 2006 5:08 AM
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