Women With a Vision, Inc. is excited to be part of the POWER Coalition and part of hosting Saturday’s conference. WWAV will be facilitating panels on Criminalization, LGBTQ Rights, and Reproductive Justice. Come out and let your voice be heard!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 9, 2015
For more information:
LaTanja Silvester 504-210-6659
Jacqueline Jones 504-491-1179
Nate Faulk 337-254-1157
The People’s Agenda Conference
Make Building Community Voice and Power A Statewide Priority
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9am – 4pm
Dillard University, Professional Sciences Building
2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans
Breakfast and lunch provided
New Orleans, LA – The Power Coalition, a network of local and statewide community based organizations in Louisiana, is convening its first People’s Agenda Conference on Saturday, September 12th at Dillard University.
The all-day conference will bring together residents from South Louisiana to discuss many of the pressing issues affecting their communities, the first step toward prioritizing those issues and ultimately creating a progressive statewide People’s Agenda that can affect real and lasting change in Louisiana communities.
The conference will have separate breakout sessions for the following issue areas: Workers Rights/Jobs Access, Criminalization/Juvenile Justice, Housing, Health Care Access, LGBTQ Liberation, Immigrant Rights, Transportation, Environmental Justice, Education, and Reproductive Justice.
Coming out of the conference, Power Coalition members are looking to develop opportunities for residents to participate in and have a real voice in the critical policy decisions that matter to them, as well as to create a leadership pipeline for them to lead neighborhood canvasses and activate voters.
“We are really looking to build community voice and power,” said LaTanja Silvester from SEIU LA 21. “Whether it’s civic engagement, racial justice, worker rights, or policy advocacy, our communities are ready to take the lead in Louisiana.”
POWER Coalition members include:
For more information about the People’s Agenda Conference:
Power Coalition on Facebook
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