Yesterday, December 5, 2013, I celebrated my 45th birthday. Every year on this date, I make a point to start my day by being mindful and thankful. Thankful for having loving family and friends, and thankful for the sacrifices so many others have made so that I can live a life of freedom; though ever mindfulContinue reading “What Do Rosa Parks, MLK, Nelson Mandela and a Mother of Six Have In Common?”
Tag Archives: Cherri Foytlin
Human Rights Advocate, Community Organizer, Journalist & Mother of Six
STORM SURGE is a visual narrative that follows the lives of five unsung heroes as they work to rebuild their livelihoods and communities in the wake of historic national disasters. Cherri Foytlin is one of the main characters we profile in the film. Listen to her candid observations on what it’s like to live in the GulfContinue reading “Human Rights Advocate, Community Organizer, Journalist & Mother of Six”
When Oil and Corexit Mix
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”
Making It Happen!
As the planet’s climate and weather patterns change as a negative feedback response to global warming and our collective addiction to fossil fuels, communities throughout the world will need to develop and implement innovative strategies to adapt to climate change, build disaster resilient and sustainable communities, and action oriented citizens. Cherri Foytlin, a mother ofContinue reading “Making It Happen!”