Monday, June 02, 2008

RealNews: Glover in New Orleans for the "Algebra Project"

From Danny Glover's speech announcing a Vanguard Foundation grant to Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund:
When the hurricane struck the Gulf and the floodwaters rose and tore through New Orleans, plunging its remaining population into a carnival of misery, it did not turn the region into a Third World country - as it has been disparagingly implied in the media - it revealed one. It revealed the disaster within the disaster: grueling poverty rose to the surface like a bruise to our skin.
More on the Algebra Project in New Orleans and elsewhere here.