Oakland Tribune Outtakes

Notes from Oakland, Berkeley and in between

Hurricane Katrina events

By awoodall
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm in Night Owl.

With Obamarama madness sweeping the country, it’s easy to forget that it was Aug. 29, 2005 that Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. When Obama speaks tomorrow night it will be just one day from the third anniversary. I wonder if he’ll have anything to say about how little has changed there in terms of infrastructure (newspaper is being stuffed to shore up the levees). The EastSide Cultural Center hasn’t forgotten, anyway. Friday night is a Katrina commemoration film and community forum from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. FMI visit the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement or e-mail mxgmoakldn@gmail.com. I keep printing out the center’s calendar and forgetting to post events here. Anyway, the center — aka EastSide Arts Alliance — is always a righteous venue so even if I forget you don’t have to.
And, as soon as the Katrina documentary “Trouble the Waters” hits cinemas here GO SEE IT! The film is unlike any other so far produced about Katrina and fascinating. And if the doc doesn’t show up on Bay Area screens soon demand that someone makes it appear, fast.

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