NOMA Creative Assembly seeks to give renewed expression to the diverse voices embodied in New Orleans’ various neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are places that give birth and places where the honored dead remain present. They invite belonging, whether for a day or for many generations. Gathered between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, our neighborhoods are spaces where cultures flow from across continents and oceans to flourish. They are landscapes where nature takes on countless culinary, linguistic, ancestral, and sacred forms. Neighborhoods allow us to share our anguish and ask us to offer a voice for those who have suffered in the silences of injustice and ignorance. Through music, dance, images, and stories, we hope to create a space of belonging where people can see reflections of their own neighborhoods and find themselves at home.