LaToya Cantrell, President of the Broadmoor Improvement Association, on the anniversary of the levees flooding New Orleans in 2005, shares with NENtv an update on the process of restoring her community and the Andrew H. Wilson School. Specifically she thanks the City and County of San Francisco for all of its support in helping secure funds and resources for her neighborhood. See more images from the NEN’s trip(s) to New [...]Read more ›
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I had the honor of being in New Orleans during the days that led up to the 5th anniversary of one of America’s great man-made disasters. It’s important to know that folks in this great town don’t blame the hurricane that struck with such vengeance, but rather the under-engineered levees that ringed the neighborhoods that buckled in response to the surge of water they were designed to handle. Out of [...]Read more ›
Documentary filmmaker S. Leo Chiang discusses the role of community in a post disaster environment and his experience in filming his latest documentary; A Village Called Versailles. The film chronicles the Vietnamese communities struggle in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina had devastated their homes. Their story shows the strength and importance of community in the effort to rebuild after a disaster. Download this episode (right click and save) Show [...]Read more ›
The Neighborhood Empowerment Network has been invited to back to New Orleans to present its multi-sector collaborative approach to building stronger communities at the Recovery to Resilience Conference on August 26th, the eve of Katrina’s 5th anniversary. It’s fitting that we make our first presentation abroad in the Big Easy since in many respects the NEN would not be the initiative it is if it weren’t for the incredible people [...]Read more ›
Given the San Francisco Interfaith Councilâ€™s (SFIC) extensive work in disaster preparedness, I felt that firsthand experience on the ground would be rewarding for myself and SFIC. My name was put on a waiting list for a Dickinson College student/alumni Katrina rebuild-mission trip to New Orleans and, this May, I got the call and went into action. Flying above the Gulf Coast, the darkness of the oil-polluted waters from the [...]Read more ›