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Expanding Our Roots: Erica Chomsky Adelson

"Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821" is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcase the cultural diversity, global connections, and social consciousness of the people of southeast Louisiana as well as those who work to expand southeast Louisiana's roots to the world through works that promote social justice and global citizenship.

The series presents community organizers, community leaders, and residents living in southeast Louisiana who come from different parts of the world or who work to promote global citizenship, multiculturalism, and social justice in our regional community.

This interview is with Erica Chomsky Adelson. Erica Chomsky-Adelson is the founder and Executive Director of Culture Aid NOLA, a nonprofit organization that aims to "serve the culture of New Orleans by directing no-barrier, stigma-free aid to underserved members of the hospitality and cultural community, and to do it with dignity, grace, and compassion." She has worked in non-profit disaster response for 12 years with a variety of organizations. She has a B.S. in Planning and Urban Studies from The University of New Orleans.

To learn more about Culture Aid NOLA, visit This interview was recorded on February 9, 2021.


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