August marks the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that destroyed the homes, belongings, and livelihoods of many New Orleans residents. Most deeply affected were marginalized and underrepresented communities, like the Ninth Ward district. New Orleans native Caroline Gerdes worked to preserve the narratives of people who experienced the most tremendous losses. Her new book is a special type of historical account—personal and emotionally charged, revealing more than any history textbook could. Gerdes travels to Seattle to present her stories of poverty, loss, faith, and discrimination.
Aug 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM