Posted: Sep 10, 2010 4:15 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Sep 10, 2010 5:09 PM
Nearly 200 years ago Andrew Jackson joined forces with Jean Lafitte and organized a volunteer force of Native Americans, Baratarian pirates, Southern militia, and free men of color. Defending their homeland-this diverse group of out numbered citizen warriors defeated the British army in one of the most decisive victories in our nations history. Our country is now fighting another man made disaster. But this is not only about the Citizens of the Gulf Coast. Our fight is to preserve the human right to clean air and water. This is not just a fight for the gulf and the Coastal states, but for the entire planet.
To find solutions you must first identify the problem. Saturday September 11th coastal residents, fishermen, oilfield workers, and their families are invited to discuss the reality of life on the coast. Panels will discuss the health of human & marine life and what an active hurricane season may mean with dispersed oil covering the seafloor. Topics will also inform fishermen and invitees about safety measures the oil and gas industry has adopted since the explosion, alternative fuels, the BP claims process, non-profits uniting to pool resources, and working together to allow more volunteer groups the opportunity to help.
"Providence has showered on this favored land blessings with out number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race" - Andrew Jackson
PRAYER VIGIL AND AWARENESS CONCERT
courtesy of neworleans.com
Twilight prayers in Jackson Square with the Bayou Healers of Houma Nation
Exxon Valdez, Hurricane Katrina, Rita Survivors and 9/11 First Responders will be in attendance.
Concert follows at Tipitina's in the French Quarter at 9pm to benefit the Oil Workers, Fishermen (ect), wildlife and environmental concerns.
Presale tickets available at Tipitina's website tipitinas.com- $15
Day of Show - $20
The Drew Landry Band w/ guest Mike Den, Kevin Sehkani, Clarence "tadpole" Henry - MJ NUNEZ - THE FRISHBERG FAMILY BAND - BRUCE DAGREPONT - Special guest TBA
TIPITINA'S IN THE QUARTER LOCATION 233 N PETERS ST, NOLA