[act-ma] Fri. MultiMedia Report Back from New Orleans Volunteers, in JP (6/27)

Jamaica Plain Forum jamaicaplainforumsarah at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 12:37:49 PDT 2008

"14 Hands, 7 Toolbelts, and 1 New Orleans Family: A Report Back from
Post-Katrina Louisiana"

at The Jamaica Plain Forum
First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA

Did you know that, since Hurricane Katrina, Boston-area building
trades people have made several trips to rewire and replumb
flood-damaged homes on the Gulf coast?

In fact, a crew of seven local electricians, plumbers, and carpenters
just returned from New Orleans' lower ninth ward. Come hear their
stories and watch a multi-media presentation of storm-ravaged
neighborhoods, recovery efforts, and the faces of marginalized
minority residents who are fiercely determined to rebuild their

Come hear from electricians Peg Preble and Rick Yoder, plumbers Maura
Russell and Barbara Taggart, general contractor Jeff Murray, carpentry
and electrical helpers Louise Johnson of SEIU and her brother Eric
Johnson of Red Sun Press.

Sarah Schwartz Sax
Jamaica Plain Forum Coordinator
Assistant to Chuck Collins

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