Hurricane Harvey

People's Tribunal on Hurricane Harvey Recovery

The People’s Tribunal on Hurricane Harvey Recovery was held August 24 -25 at Texas Southern University in order to uplift the first-hand accounts of Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, and the slow and ongoing recovery effort.

Harvey’s impact on Houston — one of the nation’s largest petrochemical complexes — is still felt one year later. The event unpacked how the housing, migration, employment and environmental crises facing the city are part of global climate change trends already impacting Houston’s most vulnerable populations.

Through the testimony of residents, community leaders and experts, the Tribunal engaged attendees in imagining creative, people-first solutions. Together, attendees shined a light on solutions to overlapping crises to make Houston more resilient for the inevitable climate disasters to come.

Hosted by the Houston Organizing Movement for Equity (HOME) Coalition and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. The HOME coalition is made up of Texas Housers, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, West Street Recovery, Texas Organizing Project, and more.

Take a look at this blog recap from the Texas Sierra Club for a full list of organizations that helped make the People’s Tribunal a reality.

Videos by V&M Productions.

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