Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Down to the Big Easy

This week I'm heading with the Lao Assistance Center to New Orleans as part of the National Gender Equity Campaign's convening of its Organizational Leadership Fellows to learn more about practices on “collective leadership,” and “cultural change” for social justice movements.

Our time will include a film Screening of “A Village Called Versailles” followed by Q & A with Leo Chiang, film maker. The hope throughout the process is to bring relevant practitioners to share tangible examples of “leadership” and “community-building” in social justice movement work.

We'll also be connecting with New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice at the First United Methodist Church and meeting Colette Tippy, Program Director & Saket Soni, Executive Director of the organization. The team is also scheduled to meet Mary Queen of Vietnam CDC's Environmental Justice Coordinator, Lauren Butz, and the Executive director of VAYLA-NO, Minh Nguyen.

I look forward to sharing the full results with you upon our return!


Unknown said...

Whether you call it La Nouvelle-OrlĂ©ans, New Orleans, or Big Easy, you will definitely love this city—it will give you a life experience you’ll never forget—both good and bad!

Anchalee (Joy) P. Roberts said...

I would love to hear about your experience in New Orleans and how the Vietnamese community there doing. I hope situations are improving for the better for them.