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Remembering Katrina as a human rights disaster

August 27, 2015 - When Hurricane Katrina crashed into the Gulf Coast in 2005, it was not only an economic and social catastrophe — it was a human rights disaster. As the region continues to struggle for a full and equitable reconstruction, activists continue to frame the problem in human rights terms.

INSTITUTE INDEX: A historic march to save our climate

September 19, 2014 - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in New York City on Sept. 21 for the biggest climate protest in U.S. history, preceding the start of the U.N. Climate Summit on Sept. 23. The gatherings come as the cost of climate change-related disasters is climbing -- especially in the South.