Saturday, January 31, 2015

PISAB's NOLA March 2015 Undoing Racism Regional

The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond is hosting our January Undoing Racism Regional workshop. 
March 25 – 27, 2015
 March Workshop:
Wednesday March 25th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday March 26th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday March 27th 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Workshop Location:
2801 Banks St. New Orleans, LA 70117
This unique workshop is offered by The People’s Institute, a national, multiracial, anti-racist network dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression.  Over the last 35 years, we have provided training, consultation, and leadership development to more than 600,000 people in organizations nationally and internationally. The People’s Institute moves beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone.  The workshop’s systemic approach stresses learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gate-keeping in perpetuating racism. 
Registration fee: $270.00 per person, $220.00 per person for groups or families of 3 or more. Student / Intern / Seniors (65+) registration is $170.00 per person.

Scholarships are available. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED before March 9, 2014 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE. Walk-ins will not be permitted.  Participants must commit to attend the entire workshop.  
Call NOLA Regional Organizing Team at 504-301-9292 / or email with any questions. 

Celebrating MLK Day

On Monday, January 19th, several members of the Northshore New Jim Crow Task Force joined the Ministerial Alliance March in Slidell, Louisiana, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The march started at 1 p.m. at City Hall on Second Street and ended at the Mount Olive AME Church, and was the culmination of a weekend celebration that began on Saturday with a Youth and Talent Showcase Night at the Pentecost Missionary Baptist Church in Slidell. The celebration ended with a performance after the march of The City Wide Revival Choir.

gathering for the Ministerial Alliance March on MLK Day

Northshore New Jim Crow Task Force Members: Joanne Dufour; Barbara Shaw; Jim Dufour; Chairperson, Bonnie Schmidt
photos by Nina Helfert

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Legislative Forum

Legislative members will be available to answer questions from citizens of St. Tammany Parish on Monday, January 26, at a legislative forum hosted by our Democratic Parish Executive Committee. The meeting will be at 6:45 p.m. at the parish administrative complex on Koop Drive off Louisiana 59 north of Mandeville. More information is at this link: