Climate Change in the Trump Era -- Our Local Fights

SATURDAY June 10, 2017


Renate Heurich, Co-chair of 350 Louisiana (dot) Org

Renate Heurich, co-chair of 350 Louisiana (dot) org, connects our Louisiana fights of and on our coast, and specifically opposing the Bayou Bridge Pipeline as grounded in concern for increasing CO2 in the atmosphere through the combustion of fossil fuels transported by the pipeline, with national and international climate change challenges in the Trump Era

10am to 12noon

First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Avenue
Parson Clapp Large Classroom
(enter via Soniat Street)

10:00am -- Progressive Round table Networking
11:00am -- Keynote Presentation

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.

Criminal Justice Reform in the 2017 Louisiana Legislative Session—How You Can Make a Difference

 SATURDAY MAY 13, 2017


Cammie Maturn
Founder and Executive Director of the HOPE 
Foundation

Louisiana is the incarceration capital of the world. In the 
legislative session that began April 10 the Louisiana Legislature will be 
addressing major reforms in our state's broker and bloated criminal justice 
system. Ms. Maturn will discuss how certain proposed bills could lower 
Louisiana's rate of incarnation and how informed citizens need to make their 
voices heard to ensure real reform.

10am to 12noon

First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Avenue
Parson Clapp Large Classroom
(enter via Soniat Street)

10:00am -- Progressive Round table Networking
11:00am -- Keynote Presentation

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.

The Catholic Worker Movement in NOLA

Saturday, March 11, 2017



Featuring Katie Kelso and John Yevtich


Katie and John will discuss how the Catholic Worker movement allows for living out the teachings of the Gospels in everyday life.

They  will  share  the  history  of  the  movement  in  general  as  well  as  in  New  Orleans.  Also, they will explain what specifically the New Orleans Catholic Worker does.

The St Thomas House of Hospitality of the New Orleans Catholic Worker is one of over two hundred Catholic Worker communities.

Katie and John are a married couple whose involvement with the Catholic Worker movement began in 2009 at the Los Angeles community. They have been in New Orleans about a year and a half. Along with running St Thomas House, they are involved in some local social justice oriented groups - Take ‘em Down NOLA, Black Lives Matter, Pax Christi, Justice for Eric Harris, New Orleans Workers Group and the J20 Coalition. They both have a history of participating in non-violent direct action and continue to work for peace. 

SATURDAY MARCH 11, 2017
10am to 12noon
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Avenue
Parson Clapp Large Classroom
(enter via Soniat Street)

10:00am – Coffee served
10:30am -- Progressive Round table Networking
11:00am -- Keynote Presentation

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.

Corporate D'├ętat! How America was handed a copy of Orwell's “1984” in 2016

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2017


Featuring David Capasso



Dave Capasso will make light of the current political environmental for your carnival season! 

He’ll bring to life Press Secretary Sean Spicer and tell you all to “shut up” PERIOD. He’ll tell us why there’s a good reason to keep Trump, the (laziest) “laissez faire” leader, healthy. Will we overcome Jeff Sessions as Attorney General!? Is this adios to voting rights?

Steve “Goebbels” Bannon? REXx(on) Tillerson….oil$$ Russia detente! Secretary of the treasury “Munchkin”…. hey hey, ho ho...how many ways can you say FORECLOSE? 

Environmental Protection Agency? GUT IT! Department of Labor? GUT IT! Supreme Court? Ram it through!
It would be hilarious, if it wasn't on so sad! And, hell yeah, it's funny... but it's not!

David Capasso is an Attorney at Law and is the senior and founding partner of Capasso & Associates. He is a graduate of Loyola Law School. He cares about his community, his city and his state. He is a member of 1st Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Pax Christi, Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, Money Management Advocacy Council Icon, Community of Abraham, A Community Voice, and Local 100 United Labor Unions.

10am to 12noon
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Avenue
Parson Clapp Large Classroom
(enter via Soniat Street)

10:00am -- Progressive Round table Networking
11:00am -- Keynote Presentation

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.

The Paris Climate Conference, Corporate Denial and the People's Resistance

Saturday, January 14, 2017



Featuring: Robert Desmarais Sullivan


Robert Desmarais Sullivan will present a synopsis of what we are facing in the world of environmental justice now that Donald Trump is president and we'll have local details for the upcoming marches to protest the Presidential Inauguration and discussion of activism in the works. 

10am to 12noon
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Avenue
Parson Clapp Large Classroom
(enter via Soniat Street)

10:00am -- Progressive Round table Networking
11:00am -- Keynote Presentation

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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