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Toward a Just New Orleans

NEW! “Toward a Just New Orleans”

Last week marked a decade since Hurricane Katrina and failed levees forever altered the lives and landscape of the Gulf South. Facing this monumental anniversary, New Orleans weathered a different kind of maelstrom as camera crews and resiliency experts flocked to the city to commemorate, debate, and sometimes pontificate about lessons learned and strategies for moving forward in the next ten years.

Land of Opportunity has itself been in existence for close to a decade, as an ongoing effort to make sense of what happened – and all that has happened since. We've written previously about the showmanship of "anniversary moments," and the iterative importance of continuing to tell stories of recovery. The question now is, and will continue to be, "How can the next one be different?

In this spirt we’re excited to release the interactive version of "Toward a Just New Orleans," a short documentary produced in collaboration with the Ford Foundation that features the voices of community advocates, residents and non-profit leaders addressing the challenges and opportunities New Orleans faces ten years later. This rich media version features additional footage, data and research – and allows users to make connections between New Orleans and other communities. View “Toward a Just New Orleans” here.

IN THE NEWS

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    May 07, 2015

    NEW! Land of Opportunity + Anti-Eviction Mapping Project...

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    December 17, 2014

    Holiday Updates

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    October 29, 2014

    Disaster Recovery

    Remembering Hurricane Sandy 2 Years Later

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    August 26, 2014

    Introducing: Katrina/Sandy

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    August 12, 2014

    Trailer: "Katrina/Sandy"

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    April 11, 2014

    We're a Webby Honoree!

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    March 26, 2014

    NEW Videos! Introducing Community/Commodity

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    January 16, 2014

    From Exclusion to Engagement: Community Heroes

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    November 14, 2013

    It's Happening! Our Beta Interactive Platform Is Live!

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    October 29, 2013

    Disaster Recovery

    From Katrina to Sandy: Beyond Anniversaries.

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    September 26, 2013

    We Want YOU to Be a Beta Tester!

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  • August 29, 2013

    LandofOpportunity Co-Authors Creative Time Blog

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    July 04, 2013

    Going Forth

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    April 30, 2013

    From Katrina to Sandy: New VIDEO Made in Collaboration With Sandy Storyline

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    April 17, 2013

    Interviews by the Center for Social Media returns- This Week: 'User Experience'

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    February 20, 2013

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    January 10, 2013

    Disaster Recovery

    We're attending the Road to Resilience in NYC!

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    October 24, 2012

    An Interview with CSM, An Institute with BAVC, and Back

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  • October 12, 2012

    Land of Opportunity Mentioned in Documentary Magazine

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    October 11, 2012

    BAVC Producer's Institute Features Land of Opportunity

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  • October 10, 2012

    Tonight: MIT's Urban Planning Film Series Screens Land of Opportunity

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    August 28, 2012

    Land of Opportunity and Cowbird Co-Launch 'New Orleans' Saga

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    August 07, 2012

    Land of Opportunity to Participate in the 2012 BAVC Producers Institute: Stories With Impact

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  • May 11, 2012

    Check out our demo!

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  • May 10, 2012

    Interactive Web Video Player

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  • May 01, 2012

    R.I.P. Joe Allen

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  • April 24, 2012

    Great week for Land of Opportunity!

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  • February 06, 2012

    Affordable Housing

    Please support Kawana Jasper!

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  • February 03, 2012

    Land of Opportunity nominated for a Progie Award

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  • January 17, 2012

    Stop Web Censorship-Speak out against SOPA

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  • December 13, 2011

    Our DVD is a great holiday gift!

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  • November 14, 2011

    Affordable Housing

    GNOFHAC files suit against landlord over discrimination against Latino renters.

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  • October 27, 2011

    Three Upcoming Land of Opportunity Screenings!

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  • October 12, 2011

    Occupy NOLA

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  • September 21, 2011

    We Are Looking For Two Great Interns To Join Our Team!

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  • September 14, 2011

    Working Films Blog features Land of Opp Interactive Player

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  • September 07, 2011

    The Polis Blog reviews "Land of Opportunity"

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  • August 31, 2011

    Final New Orleans Public Housing Redevelopment to Occur in 2012

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  • August 29, 2011

    Updates on the 6th Anniversary of Katrina

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  • August 25, 2011

    New PolicyLink video on declining black populations in major US cities

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  • August 21, 2011

    New Mixed-Income Communities: Not as Social as Public Housing?

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  • August 16, 2011

    New Study on Public Housing Residents Six-Months After Demolitions

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  • August 02, 2011

    B.W. Cooper residents organize successfully for jobs in the rebuilding of their neighborhood

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  • July 28, 2011

    New Orleans, other US Cities Face Climate Change Threats

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  • May 11, 2011

    Protect the future of affordable housing in Louisiana!

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  • April 25, 2011

    Footage from Land of Opportunity to be used in opening credits of Treme: Season 2

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  • March 11, 2011

    Land of Opportunity wins $5,000 Public Media Corps Grant!

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  • February 25, 2011

    Affordable Housing

    HANO Chairman David Gilmore pledges to hire locally for latest public housing construction.

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  • February 22, 2011

    The Elusive "Return to the City"

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  • February 07, 2011

    Disaster Recovery

    2010 census reveals shifting population and demographics in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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  • February 02, 2011

    Immigration

    NOLA Workers Center Begins 24 hour vigil

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  • December 10, 2010

    Celebrate International Human RIghts Day!

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  • November 19, 2010

    Land of Opp Excerpts Shown at Anthropology Conference Event in New Orleans

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  • November 17, 2010

    Immigration

    Judge orders release of Orleans Parish inmate who was jailed for too long

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  • November 16, 2010

    Happening Tonight in San Francisco!

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  • November 05, 2010

    Affordable Housing

    New York Times Editorial: "Fix the Road Home!"

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  • October 26, 2010

    Stop the Politics of Hate!

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  • October 19, 2010

    Lisa Derrick from FDL on Land of Opportunity

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  • October 18, 2010

    Join Luisa Dantas on FDL!

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  • October 10, 2010

    THREE Sneak Preview Screenings at the New Orleans Film Festival

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  • September 30, 2010

    Land of Opportunity Limited Edition T-Shirts for sale!

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  • September 29, 2010

    Sneak Peak at AIA Memphis

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  • September 20, 2010

    Two New York area screenings

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  • September 15, 2010

    Land of Opportunity broadcast on Arte

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  • September 04, 2010

    Happening Here: Land of Opportunity Sneak Peek in Oakland

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  • September 02, 2010

    Luisa Dantas featured in Scene Magazine.

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  • August 30, 2010

    Land Of Opportunity Sneak Peek with "Housing is a Human Right" at the Brecht Forum in NYC

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  • August 28, 2010

    Disaster Recovery

    Cuentame sneak peek video!

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  • August 27, 2010

    Luisa Dantas Interviewed on WDET in Detroit

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  • August 27, 2010

    Disaster Recovery

    Robert Greenwald blogs about Land of Opp in Huffington Post!

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  • August 26, 2010

    Disaster Recovery

    Oxfam America Releases New Report on BP Oil Gusher

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  • August 26, 2010

    Affordable Housing

    Iberville Redevelopment Quietly Begins

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  • August 26, 2010

    Affordable Housing

    Luisa Interviewed on KPFK radio in California

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  • August 23, 2010

    Urban Planning

    Land of Opportunity to be featured at Maysles Institute in Harlem!

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    August 09, 2010

    Happening Here: Land of Opportunity Sneak Peek!

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