New Orleans Relief Volunteers' Preparation Workshop

Please consider attending this whether you're thinking of going to New Orleans or not!


33 Essex Street, F to East Broadway
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, Sept. 24, 10am to 3pm

It is over a year after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, devastating and displacing the residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and Southern Texas. African American communities were particularly hit hard and many people from the more economically depressed areas who have been able to make it back home are met with badly damaged homes, if their homes exist at all.

Many of us are inspired by the relief efforts going on in New Orleans right now and would like to lend a helping hand, but we don't want to be a burden on an already stressed-for-resources city. As people coming into the city from the outside, what is needed from us, and what part should we play?

Come on Saturday to discuss the systems of oppression present in New Orleans that exacerbated the disaster. We will engage in topics of history, culture, class and race relations in the City Care Forgot. This is an anti-oppression workshop essential for the anti-racist organizing that needs to happen in our communities today.

On Sunday learn about the current environmental conditions in New Orleans and how you can keep your group and yourself safe and healthy while volunteering. This "Health and Safety" medical training will include basic first aid, equipment demonstrations, and immune boosting tips.

This workshop has been made possible by the efforts of anti-racist organizers from New York and New Orleans who are members of the MANY and STORM and their experiences doing health care work in New Orleans during the past year.

A requested donation is $20 per person, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Please note that this is one 2-day workshop. Attendance on both days is required.