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Dede Dunham


Dede Dunham is the communications manager for the Southern Economic Advancement Project. For more than two years, she worked as a TV news reporter for the CBS-affiliated KNOE 8 News in North Louisiana. Before joining SEAP, Dede was the press secretary and digital media manager for the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Originally from Lake Providence, Louisiana, a town Time magazine dubbed the poorest in the country, Dede uses her writing skills and commitment to social justice to help fight racial inequality and poverty.

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VOICES: Easing hurricane season's burden through careful American Rescue Plan spending

October 12, 2021 - The Southern Economic Advancement Project is helping local governments plan how to spend funds they're getting from the COVID-19 economic stimulus bill in a way that promotes equity in disaster recovery. It's also tracking innovative efforts to stretch ARP funds to their full potential in cities including New Orleans; Durham, North Carolina; and Mobile, Alabama.