Anti-racist Organizing in New Orleans: The Work of the GNO Organizers Roundtable

SATURDAY April 13, 2013 

Monique Harden
Rosana Cruz

Monique Harden is the co-convener of the Greater New Orleans Organizers Roundtable with Dr. Kimberley Richards, an attorney and co-director of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights. You can watch her in this interview: Democracy Now!

Rosana Cruz is a founding member of the Greater New Orleans Organizers Roundtable and the associate director of VOTE, Voice of The Ex-offender. 

The following description is from this article: 
Since its inception in 2007, The Greater New Orleans Organizers Roundtable has become a crucial resource for New Orleans’ social justice community. Through an intentional process of trust and community building, The monthly meetings of the Roundtable have become a support and information network for a broad spectrum of organizations working on a variety of social justice issues in Greater New Orleans and throughout the Gulf South, ensuring that member organizations are informed about members’ campaigns and initiatives so that participants can share skills, information, and resources and support one another in their struggles. The Organizers Roundtable actively contributes to creating a vibrant local and regional movement that prioritizes the voices of oppressed people and nurtures alliances across race, class, age, nationality, and gender. In this workshop, members of the Roundtable will share our strategies, struggles, and successes with the hope of supporting the development of Roundtables in new communities, and a national network of Organizers Roundtables that can support one another’s work. 

10am – Coffee, Juice and Light Breakfast Pastries*
Progressive, Social Justice Community Networking

11am to Noon– Speaker Presentation and Discussion 

*$3.00 suggested donation

First Floor Classroom
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Av. New Orleans 
(Enter via posted signs at Soniat and South Claiborne)

For more information, contact us:

Held every second Saturday of each month, 
the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of 
the First Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Committee since May 1983.


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