GSMCB Saturday February 12, 2022 -- Rosalind Blanco Cook


The Gillespie-Senter 
Memorial Community Breakfast
February 12, 2022 session:

Politics in 
New Orleans:
Safety Versus Reform
Rosalind Blanco Cook
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2022 / 11:00am
via Zoom Meeting online
The room will open at 10:55am

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With the current crime surge in New Orleans —and throughout the United States—political leaders and their constituents are voicing different views and offering strategies to make the City “safe”. How do we balance the need for criminal justice reform with our desire for safe streets? Will this surge in criminal activities bring about more discussions on investing in education, children, and community, or a concentration of suggestions and hostile strategies based on fear and retaliation? Is there an answer: more guns, more police, the National Guard?
Our presenter is ROSALIND BLANCO COOK –- Rosalind is a past New Orleans Coalition president, and a native of New Orleans. She currently holds leadership roles in the League of Women Voters / New Orleans, the American Association of University Women and Independent Women's Organization. Rosalind previously worked in the communications profession with emphasis on strategic planning, coordinating, and implementing news media coverage, public relations, employee and customer information programs and administrative processes.

During her time with the Regional Transit Authority, she pitched story ideas to local, national and international media outlets, which resulted in favorable coverage in numerous print publications, such as USA Today, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times as well as segments on the NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, Good Morning America, FOX News, CBS Early Show, CNN and NPR. Rosalind worked in communications during the mayoral administration of Marc Morial and C. Ray Nagin. She has also taught political science courses at Tulane University, University of New Orleans, Loyola University, Dillard University, and Xavier University.
10:55am - Brief personal introductions
11:00am - Keynote program
12:00pm - Progressive Community announcements
For more information, contact Brad Ott at or (504) 810-3919
The Gillespie-Senter Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of
the First Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Team since May 1983

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