I’m Carolyn Parker: Take Action

Find an organization that is involved in rebuilding New Orleans and volunteer to help.

Host a debate on the pros and cons of rebuilding neighborhoods that are flood-prone.

Identify the “Carolyn Parkers” in your own community and record their stories. Then host an event that honors their resilience and provides an opportunity to share the stories publicly.

In the film, Parker’s daughter, Kyrah Julian, says, “I want the world to be a better place and I want to be active in that change or what brings the changes.” Use her statement as a prompt for brainstorming ways to bring positive change to your own community. As a group, come to a consensus about one or two items from your list to put into action.