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Women of the StormCivic Activism after Hurricane Katrina$
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Emmanuel David

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041266

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.001.0001

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In which it occurs to a New Orleans philanthropist, in the wake of disaster, to form a group

(p.17) Chapter 1 Emergence
Women of the Storm

Emmanuel David

University of Illinois Press

This chapter introduces Anne Milling, the New Orleans civic activist who founded Women of the Storm. The chapter presents her brief biography before delving into the early history of the formation of the core membership of the still unnamed incipient group. It outlines the processes involved in coming up with group names and establishing its goals, including the mission to invite members of Congress to see the destruction firsthand and a coastal restoration initiative funded through an oil and gas revenue sharing agreement.

Keywords:   Anne Milling, Women of the Storm, civic organizing, civic activism, incipient groups, philanthropy, core membership, naming, goals, Congress, oil and gas revenues, coastal restoration

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