Rising Tide 2 - is scheduled for August 25-27 2007
Last year on the eve of the first anniversary of the Destruction New Orleans by the Federal Government there was an extraordinary event. A small group of Citizens came together "to dispel myths, promote facts, share personal testimonies, highlight progress and regress, discuss recovery ideas, and promote sound policies at all levels."
Bonded together by the common experience of a major disaster and its aftermath the organizers sought to come together to share experiences.
Rising Tide for me is not about politics or organizations it is about individuals acting at a personal level to improve the city we all love. Everyone involved in the conference shares a deep love and appreciation for our home, New Orleans and we all want to see it a better city rise from the flood.
The conference last year was extraordinary in so many ways. The people involved, the obstacles that were overcome and the quality of outcome.
This year on the second anniversary of the Destruction New Orleans by the Federal Government we are still experiencing extraordinary difficulties in New Orleans but a least the Air Conditioning at the New Orleans Yacht Club works, last year it was repaired the afternoon before the conference. We literally turned temporary air conditioning away in the parking lot.
The Conference this year will be even better than last year. We will be announcing additional events as they are finalized, but plan to come now . The people are the event and they are here.
If anyone needs assistance to get here or get registered please contact me or the Rising Tide website and we will see what can done to help.
The party alone will also be worth it.