Friday, January 20, 2006

Weekend post-Katrina activities has organized a rally "to raise public awareness, both locally and nationally, that the flooding of Greater New Orleans was caused by the engineering incompetence of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - a federal agency." The rally will be held starting at 11 AM Saturday, January 21st, on the levee next to the Corps of Engineers building on River Road.

Katrina Krewe has organized another of many scheduled cleanups around the city, for Saturday, January 21st, 9am to noon, on Louisiana Avenue, between St. Charles Ave. and Claiborne.

Louisiana Recovery Planning Day:

Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco today proclaimed Saturday, January 21, 2006 as Louisiana Recovery Planning Day, a day for Louisianans to provide input on rebuilding their communities. The day will be marked by open house meetings throughout Louisiana and the nation to allow people to express local needs and define a community-based vision for recovery.

Orleans Parish
Dryades YMCA
2220 O.C. Haley Blvd. (at the corner of Jackson Avenue)

Plaquemines Parish
Community Storefront
8495 Highway 23
Belle Chasse, LA

Jefferson Parish
Community Storefront
4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 18
Metairie, LA

St. Bernard Parish
Community Storefront
8103 F W Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA

More meeting locations around Louisiana and out of state can be found in this Microsoft Word document available for download from the LRA Web site.

Making it Happen, all weekend, Jan. 20-22:
MAKING IT HAPPEN is a hybrid of resource networking and cultural festivals. The event is designed to provide an opportunity for successful local and national programs and organizations to contribute to and reinforce our educational, cultural, social and faith-based organizations in their efforts to rebuild a better New Orleans.


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