Monday, August 14, 2006

Survivors Village: "Reality Check" Tour of Public Housing


August 14, 2006

Survivors Village

Contact: Annie Chen 510.847.4708

Survivors Village Hosts Media Exclusive Tours of New Orleans Public Housing
'Reality Check' Explains Housing Struggles One Year After Katrina

What: Media exclusive 'Reality Check' of New Orleans public housing

When: August 28, 2006, 11am-1pm

Where: New Orleans, LA public housing, please RSVP for details

Who: Public housing residents

Why: Give local and national media access to inside public housing and its residents.

Survivors Village is a tent city which has been pitched outside of New Orleans St. Bernard Public Housing Development since June 2006 in protest of the continued closure of public housing and plans to destroy 5,000 units in the housing-strapped city of New Orleans. Public housing residents will host a media exclusive tour which will give reporters a rare opportunity to hear about the struggles for the residents in public housing to rebuild their lives and communities. The tour will take reporters to various housing developments where there will be opportunities to speak with public housing residents and hear their stories. From those who have moved back into public housing to those who are still in exile, still denied access to their undamaged apartments for the past year, the tour will encounter a powerful cross section of perspectives.

To RSVP for the press exclusive 'Reality Check' of New Orleans public housing, please email with the following information:
  • Your name
  • Names of correspondents on your crew who will also be on the tour
  • Accomodations needed for film equipment
  • Media affiliation
  • Full Contact information
We will send specific meeting location information upon confirmation of your RSVP.

To learn more about Survivors Village please visit the Media Center of our website at

Reporter Resources:
Katrina Information Network


Blogger Zihuatanejo said...

You have a great website and it is great for the community. You should join the disscusions here as well: New Orleans community blog

Please join in the discussions there and link people back to your blog. There are already a lot of people participating daily. It is a great place to poll the communitie and see how people realy feel about the issues. This should serve to strengthen the new orleans community and NO online commlunity as a whole.

Mon Aug 14, 10:01:00 AM  

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