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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Second line and rally to commemorate 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Posted By on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 11:05 AM

click to enlarge Mardi Gras Indians participated in a healing ceremony at the site of the Lower 9th Ward levee breach during the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. - PHOTO BY ALEX WOODWARD
  • PHOTO BY ALEX WOODWARD
  • Mardi Gras Indians participated in a healing ceremony at the site of the Lower 9th Ward levee breach during the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Update: The event has been postponed to Sunday, Sept. 3 due to rain from Tropical Storm Harvey.

A memorial march will transform into a second line as it moves from the Lower 9th Ward to the 7th Ward on the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures.

Hip Hop Caucus, New Orleans Katrina Commemoration Foundation, Nuthin But Fire Records, Q93.3-FM, People’s Climate Music, social aid and pleasure clubs and other community groups host the event beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29.
To commemorate Katrina's 10th anniversary in 2015 and call attention to struggling neighborhoods and enduring injustice left behind in its wake, hundreds of people marched from the site of the Lower 9th Ward levee breach to parade into the 7th Ward.

A 12th annual event will follow a similar path, beginning with a memorial, healing ceremony and prayer at N. Galvez Street and Jourdan Avenue at 10 a.m. The Hot 8 Brass Band will lead a march to Hunter's Field at St. Bernard and Claiborne avenues in 7th Ward at 10:30 a.m.

A rally at Hunter's Field will feature speeches and performances from Mia X, Sess 4-5, Roi Anthony, Hustlaz and Lady Red, among others, from 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Event organizers are demanding large-scale action on climate change and calling on city and state officials to commemorate Aug. 29 as a holiday to honor victims of Katrina, and for "racial and economic justice so that in the face of disaster, the poor and people of color are not left without the ability to rebuild communities with good schools, good jobs, and good public health and safety."

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