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The Common Ground Collective

Name: Baruch Zeichnarv
Age: 45
Home: California
Occupation: Counselor

“The New Orleans police tend to patrol the clinic on a nightly basis, there's at least one young black man in the collective who I know went home from the clinic to the collective house last night in the cart, covered by a blanket because he didn't want to get stopped yet again“

Name: Scott Mechanic and Noah Morris
Age: 20 & 22
Home: Common Ground Clinic, Algiers, LA
Occupation: Community Health Workers

“So, you're the anarchists, operating out a mosque, provided by an ex-black panther member, providing free health care. We ended up having pretty good relations with all the Army and National Guard folks.“

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The I-10 Witness continues to interview New Orleans residents about their storm related experiences. In conjunction with Xavier University's Department of Communications, we recently completed several rounds of interviews at St. Dominic's Church in Lakeview, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church in New Orleans East and the Uptown Shepard's Center. This week we will also continue to collect stories in Gert Town. Last month, we we're proud to collaborate with Mourning Line Productions and the 78th Street Theater in Manhattan, NY for our first public installation of these narratives. The show was seen by several New Yorkers who continue to visit our website. It is our hope that these types of events can keep this story alive in the hearts and minds of people throughout this country. As always, if you or anyone you know is interested in recording their story or helping to gather stories please contact us through the site as we would be happy to meet with you at your convenience.