How to Track State Legislation
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

How to Track State Legislation

Hosted by: The Local Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women

Louisiana’s legislature has online tools that make it easy for citizens to look up legislation, find out who writes, sponsors and votes for legislation, and even watch public hearings. This workshop will teach you how to use the website to keep up with legislative proceedings and hold your legislators accountable. Join in person or online for this LIVE webinar.

To RSVP or ask questions: ncjwgno@gmail.com

To join the webinar, email louisianaspa@gmail.com for instructions.

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End Unfair Gerrymandering
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

End Unfair Gerrymandering

  • 500 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)
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This upcoming 2019 election is EVERYTHING and will decide what Louisiana will look like for the next 11 years, so Make It Fair has committed to hold a rally every Wednesday from Noon to 1 PM at 500 Poydras (in front of the Fed Courthouse where John Neely Kennedy has his New Orleans office) until the election to shine a spotlight on its importance.

Have you looked at our Federal Congressional Districts? They are embarrassingly drawn to specifically control the black vote and limit the Democratic vote in our State. Whoever is elected in our upcoming 2019 State races will redraw those lines after the 2020 census and so it's imperative we elect only those who will commit to drawing districts which truly represent our state. Louisiana has beautiful diversity and the 36% non-white, non-GOP vote has been drawn into oblivion.

Currently Louisiana falls at or near the bottom of every quality of life index and we've currently seen some progress up with our new Governor. Let's continue this trend by getting the word out about the importance of the 2019 elections.

Join us! The bigger the crowd, the more attention we'll receive. The more attention we receive, the more awareness we create!

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Let's Flip Our State Legislature Wednesdays
Apr
3
12:00 PM12:00

Let's Flip Our State Legislature Wednesdays

  • 500 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)
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Join us!

Let's flip LA!With the 2020 census fast approaching, our 2019 elections are going to determine our State's future and representation for the next 11 years. Louisiana is at or near the bottom of every quality of life index measure. Only with the election of our Governor, John Bel Edwards, have we begun to see this turn. Medicaid expansion, for example, is lifting our healthcare outcomes. Criminal justice reform has lifted us from being number 1 in incarceration in the world. We have a long way to go. Join us at this weekly event. The goal? Let's get a large, regular crowd gathered and attract some media attention. The attention will help to inform Louisianians about the importance of these 2019 elections and, in turn, raise voter turnout.

Let's do this!

Join us in front of the New Orleans office of our Senator, John Neely Kennedy, every Wednesday at Noon at 500 Poydras. Bring signs. Stay on the sidewalk!

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7th Annual Community Crawfish Boil
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

7th Annual Community Crawfish Boil

  • 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70116 United States (map)
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Hosted by: Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

Join us in celebrating the 51st anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act at our 7th Annual Community Crawfish Boil! The event is free and open to the public. Please note that the Crawfish Boil will be held at a new location this year.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30pm

Where: 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116

Contact Rachel Mitchell at rmitchell@gnofairhousing.org or (504) 708-2130 for more information.

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Advocacy Day at the Capital!
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Advocacy Day at the Capital!

Hosted by: Moms Demand Action - LA

The annual Louisiana Advocacy Day, an opportunity to speak with law makers about our priorities in gun safety, is upon us! Join us this April. We will have pre-training calls and will also meet the afternoon of the AD at the State Library in Baton Rouge before walking over to the State Capitol! RSVP link is coming soon.

If you are ready to take that big step and say "YES" to Advocacy Day, here is the RSVP link!! Woohoo! See y'all in BR! Training meetings and call details are coming. Click HERE for the link.

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Honoring the Memory of the New Zealand Victims
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Honoring the Memory of the New Zealand Victims

Hosted by: Jenny Yanez

Assalamu Alaikum. Peace be upon you.

Thank you for your kind words and offers of support after the tragedy in New Zealand. Please join us at the Kenner Lakefront Park at the end of Williams Blvd. this Sunday.

At 3pm, we are asking folks to begin arriving with a "bring your own lunch" and blanket so we may get to know each other.

At 4pm, we will have a simple memorial and a few prayers from the Muslim and interfaith community followed by words of support from community partners and friends.

At 5pm, the Muslims will offer of their daily prayers (about five minutes). You can stay to stand in support of us as we offer the prayer in a public place with no fear.

Thank you kindly. We are looking forward to a day of prayer and solidarity to help us in this time of grief.

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Dialogue On Race Louisiana -- March 2019
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Dialogue On Race Louisiana -- March 2019

Hosted by: Church Alley Coffee Bar

More information on Dialogue On Race Louisiana is available here.

Participants are required to attend the first session which includes an orientation. You are also asked to commit to five of the six sessions.

The series will be held weekly, per the schedule below. More details after all registrations are received.

Wednesdays — 6:00pm - 8:00pm — March 20th, 2019 - April 24th 2019

Register Here

For more information contact: Maxine Crump at info@dialogueonracelouisiana.org,

or at 225-274-6902


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Movement Mondays with Resistance Radio and DJ Chinua
Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

Movement Mondays with Resistance Radio and DJ Chinua

Hosted by: Three Keys, 102.3 WHIV FM, Ace Hotel New Orleans, and Indivisible NOLA.

Get tipsy and tip the scales.  Movement Monday is a collaboration between Ace Hotel New Orleans, DJ ChinuaResistance Radio of WHIV, Indivisible New Orleans and various community partners to create an informal space for co-operation, discourse, and movement around a variety of issues in New Orleans and nationwide.
We define movement as purposeful intellectual, cultural, and ideological progress from uninformed to informed, from siloed to collaborative, and from passive to active. Held monthly, each Movement Monday will include a live audience taping of WHIV’s hour long Resistance Radio show (hosted by Kenny Francis and Dr. MarkAlain Dery) featuring an interview with a culturally or politically relevant guest and a post-taping happy hour (READ: with real happy hour prices!) for casual but purposeful discussion of the topics covered during the interview as well as an opportunity for action spearheaded by a local community partner.

This month's special guest is Gloria Searson, ACSW is the founding Director and Executive Director of the Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment (COPE). She leads the organization’s efforts towards the eradication of viral hepatitis and empowers participants with knowledge and support. She helps people to actively participate in their health care. Her work is inspired by Gandhi’s statement, “to be the change that I wish to see in the world.” Her first-hand knowledge of living with HIV and Hep C has helped her relate to others with the same diagnoses including the fear, stigma and discrimination experienced amongst the underserved population.

Gloria is a native of Brooklyn, NY and attended SUNY Albany where she majored in political science and African American literature. She later attended SUNY Stoneybrook where she earned a master’s degree in Social Work. She has worked as a case worker, community organizer, elected community government official, Advocacy Relations Manager for a pharmaceutical company and served as the Administrative Director of North General Hospital’s HIV/AIDS Department of Special Services. This comprehensive health care facility was home to over 800 patient’s living in NYC and receiving mental health and medical care. Ms. Searson has been an HIV/AIDS treatment educator to over 15,000 individuals during her career.

Ms. Searson was published in December 2013 in the Liver International Journal and has had several abstracts presented at various international liver meetings and conferences. Her passion has led her to international speaking engagements as well as advocacy efforts including testimony before Congress and at the White House.

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