Cada Plans NOLA Events as March Against Death Alley Begins
The Coalition Against Death Alley (CADA) kicks off the March Against Death Alley Tuesday, Oct. 15 with an opening rally in the city of New Orleans. CADA and its partners including RISE St. James, The Concerned Citizens of St. John, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Justice and Beyond, 350 New Orleans and more, will march from New Orleans to Baton Rouge over the two-week period from Oct. 16 to Oct. 30, 2019. And for several days in New Orleans, organizers will highlight the grave impact of industrial pollution and environmental genocide in Cancer Alley and beyond.
Here’s our timetable through the week:
Tuesday, October 15
- 6-7:30 Opening rally at Church at New Orleans, 11700 Chef Menteur Hwy. Rev. Lionel Davis from Pentecostal Church preaching. Artists, pianist from Broadmoor.
Wednesday, October 16
- 10:00 AM Press conference at General DeGaulle ad L.B.Landry.
- 10:15 AM March/bus across GNO bridge to Entergy HQ.
- 12:00 PM Rally at Entergy on Poydras.
- 1:00 PM Visit Katrina monument at Industrial Canal, 4900 N. Claiborne.
- 2:00 PM March 1.5 miles to Gordon Plaza via Louisa and Higgins
- 3-3:30 PM Arrive at Gordon Plaza and rally
- 6-7:30 PM Evening rally with health fair at Broadmoor Community Church, 2021 S. Dupre St.
Thursday, October 17
- 10-10:45 AM Civil District Court. 421 Loyola Ave, New Orleans; visit with Mayor Cantrell
- 11:30 AM-12:30 PM March 1.3 miles to Perdido and Broad (Jail)
- 11:40 AM Stop at ICE office on 1250 Poydras Ave. to point out issue of climate refugees
- 1:30 PM DA’s office on White Street
- 2:15-3:30 PM March on Broad to Youth Study Center
- 4:15 PM Leave for church on Harrison Ave.
- 5-6 PM Dinner (LA Bucket Brigade will provide)
- 6-7:30 PM Evening rally, Pentecost Baptist Church, 1510 Harrison Ave.
Friday, October 18
- 10-11:00 AM press conference at S&WB, 625 St. Joseph St.
- 11:00 AM-2:00 PM March 1.5 miles on Earhart Blvd to Broad St. overpass, ride bus to Gert Town
- 2:00 PM Bus ride to LaPlace
- 4-5:00 PM LaPLace CBD/Walmart 1616 W Airline Hwy, Laplace, LA 70068. Pass out flyers
- 6-7:30 PM Evening rally at Tchoupitoulas Chapel, 1022 LA-44, Reserve, LA 70084
COMING UP NEXT WEEK:
TUESDAY OCT. 22 – Free film screening of “Women of Cancer Alley” at Newcomb Art Museum/New Orleans
WEDNESDAY OCT. 23 – The Reverend William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign rallies with marchers at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 8103 Mt Calvary St, St James, LA 70086
Monitor our Facebook page and our website, EndDeathAlley.org, for updated details on our itinerary and our progress along Cancer Alley. And CADA will send daily media updates on march stops, plans and developments. We will also effort interviews, news conferences, video, photos and audio from the march as it unfolds – contact Tom Wright with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade at email@example.com for details.
- NO NEW PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS IN THE RIVER PARISHES.
- BAN INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS WITHIN 5 MILES OF PUBLIC SPACES
- EITHER CURB PRODUCTION AT DENKA TO STAY UNDER THE EPA-RECOMMENDED LIMIT FOR CHLOROPRENE EMISSIONS OR SHUT DENKA DOWN
- SHUT DOWN MOSAIC AND REMOVE THE TOXIC RADIOACTIVE GYPSUM WASTE MATERIAL THAT IS POSING A PUBLIC HEALTH RISK
- COVER HEALTHCARE COSTS INCURRED BY RESIDENTS DUE TO POLLUTION EXPOSURE
- END THE INDUSTRIAL TAX EXEMPTION PROGRAM
Rev. Gregory Manning, CADA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 913-940-5713
Tom Wright, La. Bucket Brigade, email@example.com, 504-330-9899