Levees.org to host Virtual Panel to Observe 15th Anniversary of Levee Breaches

Part time New Orleans resident Harry Shearer (producer of The Big Uneasy) will moderate the one-hour expert panel discussion.

Guest panelists:
Gary Rivlin, author of Katrina: After the Flood
Rudy Vorkapic, creator of satirical newspaper The Levee: “We Hold Nothing Back”
LT General Russel Honore (Ret)
Flozell Daniels, CEO & President of Foundation for Louisiana

Mark your calendar for Tuesday August 25th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Central.
Click here for recorded virtual panel.

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Arts Council to partner with Levees.org to install sculpture at Levee Exhibit Hall

In this photo on January 30, 2020, Carl Joe Williams and Sandy Rosenthal are pictured with youth artists from The NET Charter High School. Photo/Erin Barnard

The structure is designed by youth artists

The Arts Council of New Orleans, in partnership with the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) and the residents of the Filmore Gardens neighborhood, will install a new sculpture at Levees.org’s Levee Exhibit Hall & Garden.

The art commission arose out of a much broader project––the Gentilly Resilience District made possible through a $141 million grant received by the City of New Orleans from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Disaster Resilience Competition. 

The goal is to reduce flood risk, slow land subsidence, improve energy reliability, and encourage neighborhood revitalization. 

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Founder Rosenthal’s debut book is now #1 Best Seller on Amazon

Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal’s debut book is #1 Best Seller on Amazon.

The book it titled Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina.

Rosenthal’s book describes her role as a citizen investigator and how––against all odds––she exposed the culprit in the catastrophic flooding of New Orleans and compelled the news media, and the government, to tell the truth.

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