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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Indivisible NOLA hosting Fourth of July 'kayak-tivism' event on Bayou St. John

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 11:45 AM

FREEIMAGES/DAVE GOSTISHA
  • FREEIMAGES/DAVE GOSTISHA

The Krewe of Kolossos canceled this year's annual Fourth of July flotilla on Bayou St. John, on which a parade of creative costumes and various floating devices travel the waterway. But progressive group Indivisible NOLA has announced it will host its own take on an Independence Day parade with a "patriotic evening of dissent" on the bayou. A "kayak-tivism" event begins a 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4.

"In these bitter and divided times, we believe it is as important as ever to celebrate and demonstrate our patriotism," the group announced. "We invite you to come out and reaffirm our progressive values as a community and as a country while having some fun together."

Attendees are encouraged to "dress in their best Americana" and bring signs and join the flotilla, which will involve "some form of light protest." The group also encourages attendees to clean up after themselves: "All participants will be expected to not only clean up after themselves, but lend a hand in helping leave the bayou how we found it."

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