Second-line and rally to commemorate 13th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Community and cultural leaders will host a memorial second-line to commemorate the 13th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Sunday, Aug. 26.

Hip Hop Caucus, New Orleans Katrina Commemoration Foundation, Nuthin’ But Fire Records, Q93, and numerous community partners join forces to host the event starting at 10 a.m.

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Photo courtesy: Hip Hop Caucus

The 13th annual event will begin with a healing ceremony and multi-faith prayer in the Lower Ninth Ward between North Galvez Street and Jourdan Avenue. The Hot 8 Brass Brand will lead a second-line, starting at 10:30 a.m. to Hunter’s Field at North Claiborne Avenue and St. Bernard Avenue.

An afternoon rally will feature speakers, performers, vendors and community organizations hosted by Q93 DJ Wild Wayne starting at 12:30 p.m. The rally will feature Rev. Yearwood, Mia X, Sess 4-5, Ms. Tee, Dmann, Hustlaz, Bobby Jean, Shorty, DJ7 and DJ Rabbit.

Event organizers they are asking participants and supporters to remember the lives lost, honor the resiliency of the community, and advocate for the people most devastated by Hurricane Katrina as part of the commemorative day. They are also calling to prevent future disasters of this magnitude by addressing climate change.

The full day of activities will demonstrate the resilience of the community and honor the lives lost 13 years ago. The speakers and messages will also highlight the continued struggle of families to navigate post-Katrina New Orleans’ realities because of racial and economic inequities; and it will call on all of us to prevent any future disasters of this magnitude by addressing climate change.

The complete schedule for the event is as follows:

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Healing Ceremony in the Lower Ninth Ward between North Galvez Street and Jourdan Avenue

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – March & Second Line to Hunter’s Field led by Hot 8 Brass Band

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Rally at Hunter’s Field between North Claiborne Avenue and St. Bernard Avenue

Find more information about the event here.