Yonatan was selected for the Xavier Digital Storytelling Project. This project supports other organizations that are presented on this website. His work will have three goals:
- To teach undergraduates at the Art Center at Xavier University
- To help different community-organizations to build an online presence by using WordPress-Blogs
- To teach organizations on how they can modernize and adapt their websites
Yonatan was very excited to be a part of the Digital Storytelling Project, because he has his own story of how he experiences the moments on TV when the levees broke. In the following, this is Yonatans Storytelling:
Yonatan just watched the news broadcast when the levees broke. In the news he saw colored families sitting on the rooftops of their houses and signaling to the helicopters to rescue them. Yonatan felt very helpless, like other people watching the news, too. He was thousands of miles away from this catastrophe and was only able to donate money.
Yonatan felt a lot of anger. He more than likely felt hate for the government, because it was as well not able to do anything while its citizens suffered. He thought that the state did not care if these destitute were elderly and dying of exhaustion or if they were babies.
At this day he realized that no state or government can protect him, his family and his home from natural disasters. No man-build levees are able to restrain giant floods. The hurricane Katrina showed how powerless people and governments can be.