Historic Fishing, Oyster Harvesting, and Shrimping Village to Memorialize the BP Oil Drilling Disaster in Plaquemines Parish with Marsh Grass Plantings and Mural
Diverse Gulf Communities Gather in Rememberance of the People and Communities Lost to the BP Disaster and Other Industrial Hazards
What BP Oil Disaster 1 Year Anniversary Memorial
When Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 11am – 5pm
12 noon Press Conference at the Pointe-a-La-Hache Marina
Who – Host Organizations: Louisiana Oystermen Association, Fishermen and Concerned Citizens Association, Zion Travelers Cooperative Center
– Supporting Groups: Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, Coastal Women for Change, Concerned Citizens of the Agriculture Street Landfill, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice – Dillard University, Equity and Inclusion Campaign, Gert Town Revival Initiative, Louisiana Bayou Keepers, LA Bucket Brigade, Louisiana Justice Institute, Louisiana Shrimp Association, Mary Queen of Vietnam CDC, Mossville Environmental Action Now, Inc., Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc., Sierra Club Delta Chapter, United Commercial Fishermen, United Louisiana Vietnamese American Fisherfolks
WhyTo honor the people whose lives were cut short by the BP disaster and other industrial hazards, lift he voices of the people whose livelihoods have been taken away by the BP disaster, and build solidarity among Gulf Region communities for coastal restoration that ensures local workforce development and legislative action for safe and healthy Gulf communities.