Come Hell or High Water news and events

Read the blog for recent news and resources, including conversations about Turkey Creek among film students and activists in Indonesia, social entrepreneurs at the Sundance/Skoll Stories of Change convening and climate change experts with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.

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Mississippi teacher institute featured Come Hell or High Water

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(Crossposted from Teaching for Change. For the full article, go here) In July 2017, fifteen middle and high school English and social studies teachers from across the state of Mississippi participated in a teaching institute at Tougaloo College (in the historic Woodworth…

Building Climate Justice from the Wreckage We’ve Made

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(Please see the April 2017 Come Hell or High Water newsletter for the full post.) Public officials in Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek deny the reality of inconvenient truths – a cemetery is not a cemetery, a…

A year in the life of “Come Hell or High Water”

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From the Come Hell or High Water newsletter (Sign up!) 2015 was a year of long-anticipated milestones (the 10th anniversary of Katrina, the 5th anniversary of the BP disaster, and the UN conference on climate change), but it was also…


About Miss Net’s cake and her Katrina-soaked photographs

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Today I bought ingredients for a very special recipe. I have never attempted to emulate Neterine Theodore’s cream cheese pound cake, but this seems like the right time to try. I met Miss Net because she was Derrick Evans’ Sunday…