Fight Pipelines, Fight Racism: Louisiana’s #NoBayouBridge Fights is About More Than a Pipeline


Add to My Calendar Friday, August 3, 2018 9:00am to 10:15am


New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

Join CCR at Netroots Nation 2018 for this short film-series and talk-back, which will take place in Room 223.

The #NoBayouBridge short-film series and panel discussion will detail how a fight to stop a 162-mile oil pipeline is about more than resisting the oil industry in Louisiana. It’s also about more than just stopping ETP/Sunoco—pipeline companies with some of the worst environmental records in the U.S.—from endangering 700 waterways and 50 miles of the Atchafalaya Basin. It’s even more than a fight to stop private and public security forces from repressing activists. While it’s all of these, #NoBayouBridge continues the struggle against economic and political elites in Louisiana—whose decisions perpetuate racial and environmental injustice, and land and cultural dispossession—that links back to white settler colonization and slavery.


Cherri Foytlin, a founding member of the L’eau Est La Vie (‘Water is Life’) camp near Rayne, Louisiana, which was established in part as a center for resistance to the would-be 162-mile long Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Pastor Harry Joseph, a Pastor of the 114 year-old Mount Triumph church in St. James Parish, Louisiana,

Moderated by Dominic Renfrey, Center for Constitutional Rights


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July 30, 2018