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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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The Breach

The Breach

Involving a visit by two important persons, a chance encounter, and a revelation

(p.117) Chapter 11 The Breach
Women of the Storm

Emmanuel David

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.

Keywords:   press conference, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, levee breach, disaster tours, Lakeview, Academy of the Sacred Heart school, educational outreach, upper-class education, private schools

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