Hard Knock Radio

Lessons learned from Katrina 15 Years Later

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We speak with activist Kali Akuno about his organizing efforts during Hurricane Katrina, 15 years ago. We speak at length about key issues that impacted Black people throughout Louisiana. Issues that ranged from vigilantism, mass displacement and government neglect.


Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson.

Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. His focus in this role was supporting cooperative development, the introduction of eco-friendly and carbon reduction methods of operation, and the promotion of human rights and international relations for the city.

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