Wednesday, January 25, 2012

For Our First Meeting of the 2012 Year!

When: Thursday, February 2nd from 12:30pm -1:30pm
Where: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Room 343

Come learn about our new and exciting events and projects we have planned for this semester and ways that you can get involved in some local social justice work in this awesome city we live in!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

NOLA to Angola solidarity ride fills its ranks

3rd October 2011 By Zoe Sullivan
Contributing Writer
You’ve probably noticed the growing number of cyclists pedaling around New Orleans. For some, cyclists just take up space on a road that was really meant for cars. For others, pedalers are reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and helping slow climate change. Now a dedicated group of New Orleans bike riders are preparing a 160-mile solidarity ride to support family members of those in Louisiana prisons.

Upcoming Event and ways to get involved!!!!

  • Friday (10/7)  -  Mall / Brothers / Off-Balance Atlas Show  -  8p.m.  1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.  Donations go to Cornerstone through Nola to Angola
  • Saturday (10/8) - 2nd Training ride.  -  11a.m.  Audubon Park.  St. Charles entrance, at the circular fountain area.  Route undecided.  Since the training ride left from downtown last time, we're going to leave from uptown this time.  Audubon Park.  Come with route suggestions please!  Also, this is a good time to pay attention to your bike to figure out if it needs work.
  • Monday (10/10) -  Maintenance night  -  5p.m.-8.  RUBARB.  2239 Piety St in the Upper 9th Ward (at the corner of Piety and N Tonti).  Get your bike ready for riding
  • Wednesday (10/12)  -  All-hands Potluck.  7:30p.m..  2525 George "Nick" Connor Dr., 1 block down from St. Aug.  We'd like to invite everyone over for dinner!
  • Friday (10/14)  -  Ride Leaves.  Morning (T.B.A.)

Next Legal Observer Training:

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (room to be announced)

Julie Thibodeaux of ACLU Louisiana will be training legal observers.
Anyone who is interested may come, you do not need to be a law student or a lawyer!

Legal Observers observe and record the actions of the police and opponents of the protesters. Their presence helps ensure that the rights of the protesters are not violated while holding the police accountable for their actions.

This training will prepare you for future events such as the School of the America's Vigil/Protest in November and Mardi Gras Indians gatherings and upcoming Occupy NOLA events!
Skills credit will be available for Loyola Law students.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Powerful NLG and Recent Community Events...

TODAY, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4:30 pm: Vigil for Troy Davis, who is scheduled to be executed by the state of Georgia today at 6pm
At the Federal Building, at Poydras and Camp Streets in the Central Business District

TODAY, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 5:30pm:Vigil for Troy Davis (Yes, a second and separate vigil from the one listed above)
In front of the Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St.
Organized by the Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30-9:30pm:Women Performing for Women: A Benefit for Hagar's House
At First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal Street
A night of music, food, and celebration to benefit the women and children of Hagar's House. Germaine Bazzle,  Zion Trinity, Tricia Boutte, Amy Alvarez, Alex Bosworth, & other talented women will be performing.  Food will be provided by Mandina’s, Café Degas, Café Abyssinia, Venezia and other generous and decadent New Orleans restaurants. 

Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30pm:Palestinian Statehood at the UN: A Roundtable Discussion within the Loyola Community
At Bobet 332, on Loyola's main campus
World leaders and public opinion now face a major question: Are the Palestinians entitled to their own state, controlling a viable and integral territory with East Jerusalem as their capital (the 1967 border)?  Faculty and Students at Loyola University New Orleans will discuss the importance of this moment for regional and international peace in a Roundtable Discussion on the eve of the UN discussion of Palestinian Statehood.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 12:30pm:Brown-bag lunch for NLG crew
Location: Wilson Square at Loyola Law Campus (small outdoor seating area next to the covered parking lot under the main building).
Let's get together to get to know each other better, learn about one another's interests in social justice, and think creatively about how we can grow our justice world at Loyola Law!
A great opportunity to grab some amazing New Orleans food from Dunbars across the street and come hang out for an outdoor picnic.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6pm:NLG Evening Meeting
Room 112
Evening meeting of NLG--scheduled so that evening students can attend, but all are welcome!
Food from Mona's will be served

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2-4pm:Community Forum on Conditions at Orleans Parish Prison (OPP), with the Department of Justice
At Treme Community Center, 900 N. Villere St.
The Department of Justice is getting serious about OPP's violations of prisoners' constitutional rights.  Come learn about what's happening behind the walls of OPP, and what organizers and community members are doing to fight for justice.  These fora are a powerful and historic chapter in New Orleans' struggle for a criminal justice system that respects and protects the rights of all of our citizens.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Interested in being trained as a Legal Observer for the National Lawyer's Guild? 

Please send an email with possible availability to so that we can set up a training within the next couple of weeks!