Join Newcomb Art Museum for a free exhibition tour of #TheAmericanDreamDenied led by Gordon Plaza resident Marilyn Amar.
Learn more about the history of Gordon Plaza, the impact living among environmental pollution has had on the residents there, and their ongoing fight for a fully-funded relocation.
The tour and museum are free and open to the public.
About the exhibition:
In “The American Dream Denied: The New Orleans Residents of Gordon Plaza Seek Relocation,” students from the Critical Visualization and Media Lab (CVML), led by Tulane sociology and environmental studies professor Christopher Oliver, PhD, collaborated with New Orleans’ Residents of Gordon Plaza –Shannon Rainey, Lydwina Hurst, Jesse Perkins, Sam Egana, Marilyn Amar– and representatives from the New Orleans People’s Assembly to showcase the impact of living among life-threatening pollution with limited access to resources and raise awareness of the environmental crisis facing contemporary Louisianans and New Orleanians.
The exhibition – equal parts art show, social history, and critical visualization project – presents, in a myriad of ways, a chronological and visually engaging look at the residents’ ﬁght for a fully funded relocation with an emphasis on the role of women in activism, the effect on day-to-day living, and the frustrations of the “promised” American Dream.