- Title Pages
Chapter 3Making Plans, Going Public
Chapter 4The Flight
Chapter 5The Press Conference
Chapter 6Hill Visits
Chapter 7Noblesse Oblige
Chapter 8Divergent Paths
Chapter 9Invitations Accepted
Chapter 10New Orleans at Six Months
Chapter 11The Breach
Chapter 12Going National
Chapter 13Storm Warnings
Chapter 14Women of the Storm Return
Chapter 15The Presidential Debate
Chapter 16The BP Oil Spill and Beyond
- Notes on Method
- Production Credits
Involving a visit by two important persons, a chance encounter, and a revelation
- (p.117) Chapter 11 The Breach
- Women of the Storm
- University of Illinois Press
This chapter focuses on a press conference organized by Women of the Storm on the occasion of a visit by John McCain and Lindsey Graham. It documents in detail the scene of the press conference, which took place at the 17th Street Canal breach in Lakeview. The chapter also narrates a chance encounter between Women of the Storm and schoolgirls from the Academy of the Sacred Heart School. The chapter concludes by outlining some of the educational outreach that Women of the Storm members participated in and suggests that models of civic activism and philanthropy were being shared across generations.
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