2013-02-01 / Top Stories

RWA Presents “Protecting Our Homes: Lessons From New Orleans”


RWA Executive Director Jeanne Dupont addresses a previous Rockaway resiliency gathering which drew more than 200 people. (Photo by Dan Guarino) RWA Executive Director Jeanne Dupont addresses a previous Rockaway resiliency gathering which drew more than 200 people. (Photo by Dan Guarino) The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) will be presenting “Protecting Our Homes: Lessons from New Orleans in Affordable Housing,” a new, free workshop, on Sunday February 3rd from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ocean Village Community Room.

The RWA’s previous “Environmental Resiliency” presentation drew more than 200 people on January 20th. Titled “Urban Ecology in the Face of Natural Disasters,” it brought together a host of experts to discuss Rockaways’ survival, recovery and strong rebuilding for future storms.

According to RWA Executive Director Jeanne Dupont, “…also offered a public forum in which to connect and discuss how our community can work together to put plans in action. “

“Protecting Our Homes: Lessons from New Orleans in Affordable Housing,” the 2nd in the RWA’s Action Agenda workshops, will be led by Nick Master, Ocean Bay Community Development Corp (OBCDC) and community activist Lydia Pelot-Hobbs.

The workshop is sponsored by New York Community Trust and Capital One Bank.

Ocean Village is located at 57-17 Shore Front Parkway, near Beach 58th Street. The community room is located on the first level.

Says DuPont, “We hope to continue to foster a dialogue about environmental resiliency within the Rockaway community and beyond.”

To rsvp for the workshop, e-mail info@rwalliance.org. Space is limited. For more information on this or future events, go to www.rwalliance.org.

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