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    Some of you may be interestedin this conference.

    The Rising Tide Conference is an annual gathering for all who wish to learn more and do more to assist New Orleans' recovery. It's for everyone who loves New Orleans and is working to bring a better future to all its residents.

    Leveraging the power of bloggers and new media, the conference is a launch pad for organization and action.  Our day-long program of speakers and presentations is tailored to inform, entertain, enrage and inspire.

    We come together to dispel myths, promote facts, 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 we continue to recover from a massive failure of government on all levels.

    Past featured speakers have included Harry Shearer (writer, actor, host of the weekly radio show Le Show), John Barry (author of Rising Tide), Dave Zirin (author of Welcome to the Terrordome) and authors Christopher Cooper and Robert Block (Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security).

    Rising Tide started in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city when a small group of New Orleans-based bloggers decided to expand their on-line advocacy for the rebirth of New Orleans into a public event.

    "Katrina was no puddle and this is not a leak." Inspired by Another American Lie

    by khowell on Mon Jul 26, 2010 at 05:36:58 PM PDT

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