This past weekend was the five-year anniversary of Katrina’s landfall on New Orleans. What has been one of the darkest moments of American history, one when so many problems and prejudices and deficiencies were laid bare for the world to see, has been moved from ‘current event’ to ‘recent history.’ And I think that is our loss- as soon as we forget, minimize, or gloss over what happened there, we will be the poorer as a people and a society. For me, I will never forget my time there, brief as it was- one week each at the end of March in 2006 and 2007. So to that end, please find my reflections on each trip, captured below. Thanks all. The Gulf Coast will never forget Katrina, and neither should any of us.
2007: Common Ground Collective (Coming soon…)