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Tragedy (City)

This is a blog entry by Nathan Rothstein, a volunteer with Phoenix of New Orleans. This entry examines the state of New Orleans post-Katrina and questions how the city can heal itself.

Journeying Wall

The Arts & Healthcare Initiative of the Arts Council of Central Louisiana brought daily arts activities to three large shelters in our community for almost three months. We used the same techniques we use when we bring arts into the hospitals -- using the arts to help people deal with stress, pain and fear. We began by asking people to tell their stories in the form of Journeying Walls. We gave evacuees paper and mat board and a variety of drawing materials. They were able to tell their...