August 29th is the 10th anniversary of Katrina and the levee failure that flooded New Orleans. Here are two things that you can do to mark the moment 10 years later and encourage your fans to take action.
One of the creative ways that musicians responded to the events surrounding Katrina and the levee failure that flooded New Orleans was through song—recording tributes to raise money for rebuilding or to speak out against the atrocious mishandling of the situation by the US government.
In order to convey the urgency of the climate change crisis, new voices, stories, and strategies are needed. Artists are uniquely poised to contribute to this with their creativity, communication skills, and unparalleled reach into communities.
As one of RPM’s New Orleans partners, GRN has been a part of the Artist Lab retreats we’ve done there since early 2010–bringing artists to see the wetlands on boats and airplanes, and giving issue briefings on the phone, in person, and backstage.
From the earliest moments of Katrina and the levee failure in New Orleans until today, musicians have been a huge part of the response. Since 2006, RPM has brought artists to New Orleans through our Artist Labs program.
On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The church is one of the United States’ oldest black churches and has long been a site for community organization around civil rights. Nine people were killed, including the senior pastor and...