Voices From the Gulf: "They're Using a National Disaster to Do Their Dirty Work" [VIDEO]

In the video to your right, Kawana Jasper, who lived at the St. Bernard housing development before Katrina, talks about her experience trying to come back to New Orleans, and her belief that the city is trying to push out public housing residents. She expresses the anger and resilience that so many victims of this tragedy have shown and continue to show two years after many of their lives were destroyed. This video is just one of a series of several moving, honest and important short films being made by Color of Change as part of a Voices from the Gulf campaign. Check out their website here and click on the video to your right for more.

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