8/30/2015

View of the Week: On Katrina After 10 Years.....

Today is exactly the 10-year anniversary of Katrina.   It was this day when the levies broke and how a major city in the United States was swept away.

We have been reflecting upon New Orleans this week.     After 10 years, it is not clear whether New Orleans has actually recovered or not.    The gap between the rich and the poor continues.     The President noted this as he visited New Orleans.   

As we remember, we wanted to feature this retrospective put together by the team at +TakePart that provides a snapshot of the story of New Orleans which reminds the World of how far it has come and the challenges it continues to face:

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Project Katrina
Chapter Two
The Fight to Survive
Katrina did not care if you were white, black, or Latino, wealthy or middle class. It painfully showed the deep rift between the city's most comfortable and its poorest citizens, who lacked the means to escape the storm's path. Suddenly, New Orleans was flooded, drained of many of the people who made it one of America's most remarkable cities.
'Why I Take Part'
Faith Ford
Actor and native Louisianan Faith Ford talks about rescuing the animals left behind by Hurricane Katrina.
HEAR WHY FORD TAKES PART
Combat Vet MEdics
Combat
Vet Medics
New Orleans recruited paramedics and other medical professionals who served in war zones to work in the city's most crime-ridden areas.
WATCH MINI-DOC 
Fixing the
Schools
Krista Brown, a young, white Teach for America alum, is the principal of one of New Orleans' failing charter schools. Is she up for the challenge of rebuilding?
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Campos Marina
Campo's
Marina
In the wake of Katrina and the BP oil spill, a third-generation marina owner fights for his business—and his family's way of life.
READ MORE
Wetlands
Wetlands
Warriors
From wealthy landowners to activists to local officials, people are racing to save Louisiana's most fragile ecosystems: the wetlands.
READ MORE
Big Time in the Big Easy
The Essential New Orleans Getaway Giveaway
Laissez les bon temps rouler! Enter now for your chance to win the ultimate New Orleans adventure with Big Time in the Big Easy: The Essential New Orleans Getaway. TakePart wants to send you and a guest on a magical tour of the culture, cuisine, sights and sounds of one of America’s most unique cities. You’ll enjoy round trip air fare for two on Delta Air Lines to New Orleans and a three-night stay at the unforgettable Dauphine Orleans Hotel, right in the heart of the French Quarter.

From there you’ll explore all the city has to offer, by enjoying meals provided by some of NOLA’s best eateries, including the legendaryBroussard’s and Luke by celebrity chef John Besh. And no trip to the Big Easy would be complete without coffee and beignets at the quintessential CafĂ© du Monde—and so much more.
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