Media Advisory for Saturday, August 26 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A day of action, including a town hall meeting, an exhibit featuring the work of an award-winning TIME magazine photographer, and a community walk-through, will draw attention to the ongoing challenges residents face in rebuilding their Gulf Coast communities.
Saturday, August 26, 2006, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi
Organized by Oxfam America and the NAACP with support from the Steps Coalition. Guests will include actor/activist Danny Glover; Bruce Gordon, president of the NAACP; Raymond C. Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America; community advocates; and state officials. Moderator for the town hall meeting is George Curry, editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Community Walk-Through: "Steps Through the Communities"
When: 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, August 26
Where:<b> Starting at the Isaiah Fredericks Community Center, 3312 Martin Luther King Blvd., Gulfport, Miss., the walk-through will include a tour of parts of East Biloxi, Miss.
When: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, August 26
Where: Good Deeds Community Center, 15101 Madison St., Gulfport, Miss.
Who: Steve Liss, a veteran TIME magazine photojournalist, spent a month documenting the lives of families in three Gulf Coast communities.
Town Hall Meeting: “Envisioning a Better Mississippi”
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, August 26
Where:<b> Good Deeds Community Center, 15101 Madison St., Gulfport, Miss.
Who: Hundreds of Gulf Coast residents will engage in a question-and-answer session following a moderator-guided discussion among a panel of national civil rights and poverty activists.