Fenceline Friends Conference Program

This is what was discussed at the last Fenceline Neighbors Conference

Dates: April 13 – 14, 2007

Friday, April 13th

9:00 – 10:00 AM


10:00 – 11:00

Keynote, Welcome and Introductions – Iris Carter

11:00 – 12:20

Session I: Sustainable Development in the Holy Cross Neighborhood and how you can do it too!


Geina Jones and John Koeferl, Holy Cross Neighborhood Association, New Orleans, Louisiana

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 2:30

Session II: Monitoring Your Neighborhood


Ken Ford St. Bernard Citizens for Environmental Quality, Chalmette, Louisiana


Hilton Kelley, Community in Power and Development Association, Port Arthur, Texas

2:40 – 3:35

Session III: Getting the Right Resources to Your Community


Malik Rahim, Common Ground Collective, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana

3:45 – 5:00

Session IV: Maintaining your mental health


Dr. Paula Madrid, Columbia University


Optional – Join environmental groups at the levee in the Ninth Ward for a rally to protect our neighborhoods!

7:00 PM

Party that night!

Saturday, April 14th

8:30 – 10:30

Next Steps, Moving Forward


Everyone, Facilitated by Erness Wright-Irvin