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Hosts Logan Burke and Sophie Zaken discuss the history of this toxic landfill gone residential with local experts Lionel Youngblood, Lavanna Varnado-Brown, Christopher Oliver, and Emily Szklarski.
Fully funded relocation of current inhabitants would only cost the city $20 M and is supported by the Federal Government.
The American Dream Denied: The New Orleans Residents of Gordon Plaza Seek Relocation
Organized by Tulane’s environmental studies students– explores the lived experiences of communities impacted by pollution, and its concomitant effects on health and environment.
August 21 – December 14, 2019
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Lionel Youngblood- resident of Gordon Plaza. Read more about Mr. Youngblood here
Lavanna Varnado-Brown- teaching artist with work at the Newcomb exhibit; Organizer at Peoples Assembly. Read more about Ms. Varnado-Brown here and read her article Women Lead The Struggle
Dr. Christopher Oliver- Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies; Coordinator of Critical Visualisation and Media Lab. Read more about Dr. Oliver here and here
Emily Szklarski- organizer at People’s Assembly; Tulane Public Health Alumni; and organizer at Critical Visualisation and Media Lab. Read some articles by Ms. Szklarski here and here
Original Air Date: November 26, 2019
Logan A. Burke & Sophie Zaken