T-shirt with a list of corporate sponsors at a Katrina 10 year Anniversary event. ©2015 Julie Dermansky
“Rereading the chapter 10 years after the events transpired, I am struck most by this fact: the same military equipment and contractors used against New Orleans’ Black residents have since been used to militarize police across the United States, contributing to the epidemic of murders of unarmed Black men and women. That is one way in which the Disaster Capitalism Complex perpetuates itself and protects its lucrative market.”“We can sit and worry about climate change. Or, we can get up and do something about it,” Klein wrote recently. “Our only hope is the rise of mass movements with the combined goals of saving the environment and achieving social justice.”
“You can’t talk about climate change without talking about social justice,” Pastor Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow, a human rights activist and brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, told DeSmog.
Beverly Kimble Davis, a New Orleans-based artist, set up her paintings in the lobby of the Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center in the Lower 9th Ward, where one of the Katrina 10 events was held. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi joined New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu at the gathering before laying a wreath at a memorial for those lost in the storm.
Beverly Kimble Davis with her paintings at a Katrina 10 event. ©2015 Julie Dermansky
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi of California with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu at a ‘K10’ event at the Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center. ©2015 Julie Dermansky
People leaving a second line parade walk by a “Katrina Parking” sign near the Superdome. ©2015 Julie Dermansky
Soledad O’Brien on stage at the Smoothie King Center during the ‘Power of Community” Katrina 10 event. ©2105 Julie Dermansky
Bill Clinton speaks during a free Katrina anniversary event at Smoothie King Center, where the room was less than half full. ©2105 Julie Dermansky
Marguerite Doyle Johnston in Club Desire. ©2015 Julie Dermansky