Disaster Relief seminar held

Posted: 11:00 PM, Jul 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-23 00:00:09-04

Indivisible Acadiana and the Democratic Socialists of SW Louisiana hosted a two-day workshop from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief this weekend.

The event took place at Acadiana Cares and is designed to be a grassroots training campaign.

Natural storms can turn into unnatural disasters through dangerous new forms of disaster capitalism, organizers say.  They believe that everyday people are using principles of "Solidarity, Not Charity" to engage in d.i.y. disaster recovery.

Some of the topics discussed included climate change, adaptation, preparation, and the group’s effort to build a new network to facilitate inter-community disaster preparation and cooperative crisis response. 

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