2 protests from the levee break life, 2006 and 2010

First, an installation done by my neighbor Jonathan in 2006 in the bayou next to our flooded apartments. I just happened to see him setting this up at dawn on the morning of August 29.

A quote from local activist Tracie Washington made into a poster by activist/printer John Fitzgerald in 2010 or 11:


And an interesting post from 2012 about another negative association of resiliency, with a great quote about how it can reveal the deform in certain systems:
Resilience, from the Latin resilīre, to spring back, is the ability to return to an original form after deformative stress. When it comes to institutions, those moments of deformative stress can be revealing. The institution loses its decorative bunting and what we see is its essential nature.


About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

One thought on “2 protests from the levee break life, 2006 and 2010

  1. […] given so many opportunities to demonstrate their resilience to catastrophe? This is the point of a much-circulated poster in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, when a local lawyer, Tracie Washington, conveyed this angry […]

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