9th Ward

Common Ground Collective: Solidarity Not Charity

21 minutes but worth it.   During the week of Thanksgiving hundreds of people from all walks of life came to New Orleans and volunteered with the Common Ground Collective to help those in need in what ever way they could. I worked on this video overview of the work of the Common Ground Collective along with several other volunteers. WHO IS COMMON GROUND: Common Ground Collective is a local, community-run organization offering assistance, mutual aid and support to New Orleans communities that have been historically neglected and underserved.

Growing Power Weekend - Urban Farming for Food Security

Will Allen and the Growing Power team presented workshops on farming in urban settings and empowering youth and low income neighborhoods with fresh local produce at Our School at Blair Grocery.http://OurSchoolAtBlairGrocery.orghttp://GrowingPower.orghttp://GoFamilyFarms.comAudio and light problems plague much of this ... sorry about the technical difficulties.

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Our School at Blair Grocery Summer 2010

http://www.ourschoolatblairgrocery.org
This is the summer 2010 update from the Our School at Blair Grocery Project.

This alternative school project in the lower 9th ward New Orleans has grown exponentially with the help of volunteers from New York 2 New Orleans & The Youth Coalition for Community Action.

http://www.ny2no.org
http://youthcoalition.webs.com

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Progress @ The School @ Blair Grocery

2010 Update ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0B7tez7IMQ

http://SchoolAtBlairGrocery.blogspot.com

http://NY2NO.org

A spring 2009 update on the progress at The School at Blair Grocery a grassroots alternative school being built in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans.  The school is teaching sustainability skills and intends to become self sustainable through urban organic farming.

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Finding Common Ground with Anita Roddick

Common Ground Relief dedicated this facility in the New Orleans lower 9th ward to Anita Roddick (deceased owner of the Body Shop) who worked diligently behind the scenes throughout her life for social justice issues and human rights world wide.

Video features Malik Rahim, Kone Shakur, The Rebirth Brass Band, The Revolution 2nd Line and Fiyaya.

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Hurricane Katrina: Anarchy in New Orleans

I witnessed Anarchy in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  It came in many forms and colors and it was scary, real scary and there were goblins and unicorns flying out the asses of the drowned.  Abosolute chaos.  I filmed it all just for you.  Be warned this is hardcore shit.  ;~)  Ⓐ

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