We can’t make this stuff up! Will SCOTUS Justices recuse themselves from BP Oil Disaster Case?
The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement is screening Nailah Jefferson’s critically acclaimed documentary film, Vanishing Pearls at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center on April 28th, 2014. The film profiles the trials and tribulations of African American fisherman working to rebuild their lives, livelihoods, and communities in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon OilContinue reading “Vanish Pearls”
How toxic is the oil dispersant Corexit when mixed with oil? In the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Catastrophe and the subsequent use of 2 million gallons of the oil dispersant Corexit to disperse an estimated 250-300 million gallons of oil, we find ourselves asking this question almost everyday. Three and a halfContinue reading “When Oil and Corexit Mix”
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, we had the great fortune of being introduced to and spending time with Kindra Arensen, a mother, wife to a commercial fisherman, and the so-called Erin Brockovick of Southern Louisiana. A Thomas Jefferson Community Leadership Award winner for her work advocating on behalf of thousands of commercial fishermen whoContinue reading “How to Survive & Thrive After Sandy”
For two years we’ve been suggesting that Gulf Coast communities organize themselves to the extent they can implement innovative programs to test, track and treat Gulf Coast residents who have been exposed to toxic chemicals and heavy metals in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The negative health impacts fromContinue reading “Alabama Residents to be Surveyed on Oil Spill Effects”
What is this film about? Contrary to the title, Storm Surge is a not a disaster movie, but rather a film that celebrates the hope, optimism, and self-determination needed to build disaster resilient communities in advance of catastrophic shifts in ecosystems and the related impacts to our weather and our communities. From super tornadoes, droughts,Continue reading “Storm Surge & The Next Generation”