Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A Letter from New Orleans

Dear Bloggers:

This message is being sent to NOLA bloggers, Louisiana bloggers, Katrina bloggers and those blogging from the Diaspora. The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans will soon be here. On August 25-27, 2006, there will be a convention for all people who care about New Orleans, here in New Orleans. The Rising Tide Conference is being planned and hosted by bloggers and we are requesting your participation.

The Rising Tide Conference will be a gathering for all who wish to learn more and do more to assist New Orleans' recovery from the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We will come together to dispel myths, promote facts, share personal testimonies, highlight progress and regress, discuss recovery ideas, and promote sound policies at all levels. We aim to be a "real life" demonstration of internet activism as the nation prepares to mark the one year anniversary of a massive natural disaster followed by governmental failures on a similar scale.

This e-mail is being sent to you to as part of an attempt to create a comprehensive e-mailing list of interested bloggers who would like to participate or attend. In the coming weeks, announcements will be made about venues and events via this list. Please forward this e-mail to anyone who may be interested in the Rising Tide Conference.

A Rising Tide Wiki has been assembled where you can find information, make suggestions, offer help and provide information.

Please go to the Blogger List part of the Wiki and check the entry for your blog and make sure the information is correct. If you see that a blog is missing, please add it to the list.More information will be coming soon. Check the Wiki for updates.

Thanks from

Kim Marshall

Mark Moseley

Ashley Morris

Maitri Venkat-Ramani

Lisa Palumbo

Peter Athas

Jeffrey B.

Morwen Madrigal

Alan Gutierrez

Ray Shea

George Williams IV

and Blake Haney


Alan Gutierrez said...

Thank you for plugging us down here in New Orleans. I'm following up from the incoming links in my blogging software. I'm going to have to check out your blog and learn more about it. Right now, we're running around like crazy trying to get organized before the 25th.

Patrick Armstrong said...

I can imagine y'all are. I read the wiki and it looks like this is one enormous undertaking.

Y'all keep writing, and I'll keep linking.