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JANUARY 2018 ISSUE

 

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Community Groups Collaborate on Candidate Forums

The Power Coalition, VOTE, Step Up Louisiana and The Jeremiah Group have partnered to give voice to the people in candidate forums being held in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes. On the heels of a historic election in Orleans Parish, voters will head back to the polls for a special election on March 24 to

City Will Announce Lottery for Fixed Mardi Gras Permit Locations on Jan. 25

Walker’s Permits for Mardi Season Can Be Obtained at Bureau of Revenue The city of New Orleans announced today (Wednesday, Jan. 24) that the Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue will hold its 2018 lottery for the Mardi Gras fixed location permits for the 2018 Carnival parade season on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Amistad Research Center Kicks Off the Year with Conversations in Color and New Orleans African-American Historical Conference

From a press release In January, the Amistad Research Center is hosting three major events—two events in its Conversations In Color series and a one-of-a-kind conference focusing on reform versus revolution in New Orleans– to help advance conversations and progress regarding race relations in our community and in our nation.   The Creative and Activist

Gabrielle Union, Actress, Author and Advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors is the Next Brainfood Speaker

From a press release Gabrielle Union, an actress, author and an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, is the speaker for the 2018 season opener of Brainfood, the Dillard University President’s Lecture Series. Union will talk at Dillard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Lawless Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to
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