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Making Plans, Going Public: On the crafting of a mission statement, descriptive of how the group’s roster is revealed, and then how the phones begin ringing

Emmanuel David

in Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the Women of the Storm’s overall goals and the techniques used to frame the issues for presentation to lawmakers in Washington. It focuses on talking points organized around ... More


Women of the Storm Return: Involving another trip to Washington and some concrete achievements

Emmanuel David

in Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines Women of the Storm’s second trip to Washington, which occurred shortly after the one-year anniversary of Katrina. It recounts the limited group successes and the additional ... More


The BP Oil Spill and Beyond: How Women of the Storm become Women of the Spill; how a project is almost derailed; and how a third visit to Washington creates new alliances

Emmanuel David

in Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how Women of the Storm responded to the BP oil spill in 2010. No longer an emergent group, Women of the Storm’s structure was in place and thus it demonstrated organizational ... More


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