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.

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