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‘I want culture back but I want people safe’ local culture bearers work to bring second lines back safely amid pandemic – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-05-04 00:39:00 –

New Orleans second lines and block parties are still considered off-limits as the city relaxes more restrictions and local festivals set tentative autumn dates. Social Aid and Pleasure Club leaders met with city officials on Saturday to discuss questions about the upcoming second-line season and share ways to safely continue the tradition of breaking out of recovery. “We want to regain culture, but we want people to be safe,” said Norman Dixon Jr., president of the Youth Olympic Charity Association. The association was founded in 1884. Since COVID, social clubs have been silent. When it comes to advancing the second line in the midst of a pandemic, Dixon said, “From what we were told, the big role in that is the percentage of people who receive shots,” the city said. It was. An important part of our culture, safety is paramount. That means achieving herd immunity. The city wants to vaccinate at least 75% of New Orleans. Currently, it is about 42%. Even if it is less than that percentage, it will be fully vaccinated. Dixon said he misses all the fun and footwork, but he knows what the virus can do for his family. His brother died of COVID-19 just a few months ago. “It’s something that too many people had to experience. Say goodbye to loved ones. It’s weird because you can’t see them until they pass by,” Dixon said. The second line season usually “back jumps” in August, but remains on hold. “When the band goes on strike, I don’t care where I am. I don’t even think about it. I’m with the band. I’m rolling. That’s what I’m doing. “Dixon said. “Culture lovers follow the second line wherever they go, and this means they have to start somewhere,” Dixon said, another idea at the table is for the second line. He said it was to come up with one route at a particular location in the city. A place that has enough space to accommodate a large number of people, yet is socially distant. Stay up to date with WDSU for the latest information on this developing story.

New Orleans second lines and block parties are still considered off-limits as the city relaxes more restrictions and local festivals set tentative autumn dates.

Social Aid and Pleasure Club leaders met with city officials on Saturday to discuss questions about the upcoming second-line season and share ways to safely continue the tradition of breaking out of recovery.

Norman Dixon Jr., President of the Youth Olympic Charitable Association, said:
“I want to regain culture, but I want people to be safe.”

The association was organized in 1884.

Since COVID, social clubs have been silent. When it comes to advancing the second line in the midst of a pandemic, Dixon said, “From what we were told, the big role in that is the percentage of people who receive the shot.”

The city said, “The second line is an important part of our culture, but safety is paramount.”

That means achieving herd immunity. The city wants to vaccinate at least 75% of New Orleans. Currently, it is about 42%. Even if it is less than that percentage, it will be fully vaccinated.

Dixon said he misses all the fun and footwork, but he knows what the virus can do for his family. His brother died of COVID-19 just a few months ago.

“It’s something that too many people had to experience. Say goodbye to loved ones. It’s weird because you can’t see them until they pass by,” Dixon said.

The second line season usually “back jumps” in August, but remains on hold.

“When the band goes on strike, I don’t care where I am. I don’t even think about it. I’m with the band. I’m rolling. That’s what I’m doing. “Dixon said. “Culture lovers follow the second line wherever they go, and the thing that comes with this is that you have to start somewhere.”

According to Dixon, another idea of ​​the table is to come up with one route for the second line at a particular location in the city. This route is not only crowded, but also socially distant.

Stay up to date with WDSU for the latest information on this developing story.

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