Our community is coming together on Saturday, November 4 to demand a more fair and just criminal justice system – New Orleans style.
The ACLU of Louisiana and the ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice are proud to be in that number, joining John Calhoun, Orleans Public Defenders, and the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club—and many, many more—to present the Second Line for Equal Justice.
Second Line and Rally for Equal Justice
Saturday, November 4, 12-4 p.m.
Kermit’s Treme Mother in Law Lounge
1500 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans
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The parade kicks off at 12 p.m. at Kermit’s Treme Mother in Law Lounge, with the Big 6 Brass Band and TBC Brass Band, two of New Orleans' hottest brass bands, leading the way.
We'll gather on the steps of the Criminal District Courthouse at 2 p.m. for a rally for criminal justice reform and public defense. Speakers will include OPD’s Chief Defender Derwyn Bunton, Hamida Labi from the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice, and other community leaders.
In a city where poor people are jailed at increasingly high rates due to egregious bonds, witnesses are jailed by an aggressive district attorney, and habitual offender statutes jail nonviolent offenders for excessive amounts of time, it’s time New Orleans prioritize fairness and justice for the future of our city.
We hope to see you next Saturday!