This is a cobbled-together, non-exhaustive list of some of the other responses to the BP Oil Flood in and around the Gulf Coast. This includes past and future protests. We aren’t affiliated with these events; to learn more about them, you can click the links for each.
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Protest BP/Rowdy Walking Tour
Saturday, July 3. 5pm to 7pm
starting in Lafayette Square Park, New Orleans
We will meet in the Park at 5pm for speakers.
Then we’ll take to the streets on a non-permitted walking tour of BP oil scum hideouts in the CBD. Let’s let them know they can’t hide in our hometown!
Dress right for a people’s water balloon fight so in this heat we can feel alright!!
BP Protest at St. Petersburg BP station
Wednesday May 12
St. Petersburg, FL
“Human Text Message” from the people of Grand Isle
Sunday May 16th
Grand Isle, LA
Gulf Coast community members, including fishermen, shrimpers, grandmothers and families who have been directly impacted by the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sent a human text message to BP, the federal government, Congress and other officials.
Vigil in New Orleans
Thursday, May 20th
Decatur St. side of Jackson Square
Critical Mass – No Drill, No Spill, No Kill
Friday, May 28, 6 – 8 pm
Jackson Square, New Orleans
Bike Ride to stem the River of Oil polluting our streets, in the time slated for Critical Mass this Month, Friday 28th May.
Critical Mass Emergency Protest Ride “KREWE OF DEAD PELICANS”
Monday, May 31, 5-7:30 pm
Jackson Square, New Orleans
Join us in a critical mass style procession of the “Krewe of Dead Pelicans.”
An opportunity to take to the streets, in a silent ride. Dress in all black for we will be representing the dead zones created by abusing our environment.
Youth Townhall Meeting
Wednesday, June 2nd, 5-9 pm
School building, Mary Queen of Viet Nam Church
14001 Dwyer Blvd, New Orleans
The Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans (VAYLA-NO) is organizing a youth townhall meeting. Because of the halt in the seafood industry, 80% of Vietnamese families are affected throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Our goals for the Town Hall Meeting are:
-To educate the community about the economic and environmental impact of the oil spill in a youth friendly way
-To discuss, in small groups, how the oil spill has affect our lives.
-To learn which issues we need to address to protect our environment and community.
Thursday, June 3, 6 pm
Church of Holy Angels, St. Claude & Gallier, New Orleans
A Gulf Teach-in with Kerry St. Pe, Director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program. Presentation, Q & A, action ideas, letter writing, volunteer opportunities.
1st Procession of the Krewe of Dead Pelicans
Saturday, June 5, 5:30-9 pm
Starts at 329 Julia St., New Orleans
June Art Walk, 1st appearance of the Krewe of Dead Pelicans.
Assemble at 329 Julia Street at the Canary Collective Gallery in the Arts District at 5:30. Proceed down Julia. Go as smaller units around the Arts District from Tchoupitoulas to Baronne Sts. and over on some of the cross streets for a few blocks.
Black Out Friday bicycle ride
Friday, June 25, 6pm to 9 pm
starting in Jackson Square, New Orleans
Hey cyclists! join the Rolling Black Out Friday June 25th! There’s no need to drill, baby. 6pm Jackson square, 15 miles.
check it out here:
of course, the route is always negotiable, and subject to radical
change. please give feedback! or come up with routes. or mis-lead the ride somewhere new and interesting.
It’s obvious this spill will go on past the next two months, but rest assured we will ride through them. and then, through the decades it will take the River and the Gulf to clean up the toxins. Let’s show New Orleans the benefits of human-powered transport. Let’s make our response bigger than this disaster. Let’s show
1) The health benefits of cycling, relying on our own power, building our muscle, and breathing less car exhaust.
2) The traffic benefits of cycling, allowing more people to move through the streets, and doing less damage to the streets with less weight.
3) The climate benefits of cycling, emitting less while moving fast on fewer calories
4) The social benefits of cycling, revealing ourselves during our commute as human beings, rather than mysterious figures behind metal and glass.