Organizations and individuals with a passion for improving New Orleans for the 99 percent gathered on August 21 at the M. Francis Gallery at 604 Julia St. in the Crescent City for the Social Justice Social II.
The mixer was co-sponsored by Service Employees International Union Local 21 LA (SEIU), Neighborhoods Partnership Network, OxFam America, AVODAH, Puentes New Orleans and VAYLA New Orleans.
Participants played a round of Social Justice Bingo, a take on the age-old game, where issues such as education reform, good jobs, food justice and healthcare replaced the letters and numbers of the traditional bingo card. There was even a slot for Social Justice Bingo players to fill in the blank with an issue not already appearing on the card.
Guests came from as far as Japan. That’s right, a delegation from the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training was in attendance.
Myesha Francis, the proprietor of the only black-owned gallery on Julia Street, a thriving art stroll in the city’s central business district, offered her second anniversary print, the breathtaking image, A Sweet Starry Night in NOLA at a super duper discounted rate of $25 especially for this event!
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