Rally for the Truth

Rally for the Truth
Dean Blanchard, Karen Hopkins & Stephen Baldwin

Friday, April 15, 2011


MEDIA ADVISORY for: April 13, 2011 Contact: Karen Hopkins, 504-329-0910, grandislekaren@yahoo.com Grand Isle Residents to Remember BP Oil Spill Disaster with Memorial Events One year after the explosion, community stresses remembrance, restoration, hope and action Grand Isle, LA – Grand Isle residents will be hosting several memorial events on April 20 and 23, to commemorate the one year anniversary of the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig explosion and massive oil spill. Community members will be remembering the eleven men who were lost, reflecting on the grave impact on the people and environment of the Gulf coast, and calling for additional actions to help build a better future for Grand Isle. In the few past weeks, fresh oil sheens have appeared off the waters of Grand Isle, underscoring the need for decision-makers to prevent future oil spill disasters in the Gulf. Schedule of Events WHAT: Community event to share art and stories, raise money for those still in need, and discuss the future of Grand Isle WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 4:00pm-8:00pm WHERE: Grand Isle Medical Clinic WHAT: Inter-faith prayer service and lantern-lit vigil WHERE: Grand Isle Beach WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 7:00pm WHAT: “The Resurrection of the Gulf” – A family-friendly day of action and hope with food, music, fellowship and fun for kids. Support the local community and learn about ways to get involved and to ensure a swift and complete recovery. WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 10:00am WHERE: Lot near Pirate Island Daiquiri’s off Hwy. 1 WHAT: Press Conference with local leaders on the ongoing impacts of the BP disaster, necessary next steps, and their vision for a better future for Grand Isle. WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2:00pm WHERE: Lot near Pirate Island Daiquiri’s off Hwy. 1

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