The Big Day is Here!

The day of the event is finally here and we are so excited that we barely know what to do with ourselves!

On second thought, we know exactly what to do—- focus on pushing this event to be as memorable, entertaining, and enlightening asSpirit of the Gulf Coast - Grand Isle, LA it could possibly be!

It’s amazing to think back to the beginnings of this project and see how far we have come. It started with a birthday wish from a guy who like all of us saw the oil spill and wanted to do something about it. From there Brandon reeled in 4 other people who out of curiosity, passion for sustainability, and the desire to know more about this disaster to take an expedition to the gulf coast. ¬†Armed with a few cameras and open minds, we jumped in eager to learn what we could from this experience. Whatever preconceived notions we had coming in quickly fell away as one by one we were exposed to the stories of people with various experiences on the coast. Everything from Lori’s activism to Darryl’s resilience post Katrina left us rethinking what the oil spill meant in the context of these people’s lives.

After weeks of meetings and long night work sessions, we are thrilled to say that we are ready to share these experiences  with all of you. It has been a long, and exciting journey to this night and we are so grateful to each and every one of you who have supported us through various stages of this project. Everything, from the photo exhibit to the documentary and speakers were really made possible by the various individuals who collaborated with us to make this greater than anything we could have pulled off individually. We cannot thank you guys enough!

This event is meant to take you through the various experiences we’ve had in the gulf and give you a different understanding of how you view the gulf coast, the oil spill, and our complex relationship to petroleum. Our only hope is that when you come, you will leave feeling informed and in touch with the spirit of this special region that the team had the pleasure of experiencing up close. I could go on forever, but as you know, I’ve got a mind blowing event to attend to.

We can’t wait to see you tonight!

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