Flooded and Forgotten
Here is an article in Salon by novelist Susan Straight, reflecting on the situation in New Orleans after her appearance at the conference. I think most of us who were there for the conference share her feelings and made some of the same observations.
“Louisiana is still devastated, and its people — black and white, rich and poor — feel like the rest of the country doesn’t care.”
Apologies for Salon’s confusing click-through ad. You have to let the whole thing play and then click through.