Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has grow to be a focus on how a metropolis comes again after a serious catastrophe. For The Atlantic’s third annual Renewal Summit, made potential by Allstate, the dialogue centered round how the town is flourishing, however stays challenged with rising prices and financial inequality. Held March 27 on the Ace Resort, conversations have been led by the Atlantic’s President Bob Cohn, Editorial Director Ron Brownstein and Contributing Editor Alison Stewart with Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Walter Isaacson, The Aspen Institute; Terry Baquet, NOLA.com | The Instances-Picayune; Brandan “BMike” Odums, Studio Be; Ti Martin, Commander’s Palace; and Flozell Daniels, Basis for Louisiana.
One other spotlight of the occasion was the announcement of the Renewal Awards, a nationwide competitors that honors progressive, grass roots organizations which are creating options to urgent challenges confronted of their communities. Bob Curry, Hazleton Integration Mission; Steve Dial, Anew America; Teresa Granillo, Con Mi MADRE; Pamela Urquieta, Let’s Innovate By means of Training; and Melissa Sawyer, Youth Empowerment Mission have been introduced as winners, with every receiving a $20,000 grant from Allstate, the sponsor of the awards, to additional the work of their respective organizations.