Category Archives: 2014 New Orleans

New Orleans: Windows into Justice

It is that time again, dear reader, when I begin to travel homeward. Of all my justice-related travels, this has been my shortest one so far — at only four days, I feel in some ways like I’ve just settled … Continue reading

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The House of Dance and Feathers

There is a long, proud history of street culture in New Orleans. In particular, there is a “network of grassroots, working class African American organizations called Mardi Gras Indians.”*  I started learning about all of this a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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The Lower 9th Ward Village

Dear reader, remember in the previous entry when I compared the patchwork repairs in the church to the illusion of New Orleans as a whole being back on its feet? Following our experiences this afternoon, I have to say — … Continue reading

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Rethinking “Normal”

We rose early this morning — especially given that a number of us are on Pacific Time sleep schedules — to come together for breakfast. Waiting for us on the table was a King’s Cake — a giant pastry, in … Continue reading

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Landing in New Orleans

Dear reader, I write to you, after a long hiatus, from the city of New Orleans. On Christmas Eve (two weeks ago), I came across a link on Facebook advertising a training for religious leaders who wanted to learn how … Continue reading

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