DILLARD HOSTS DAY OF ACTION: Youth-led groups will host a Day of Action to End Police Violence at Dillard University from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Georges Auditorium on the campus of Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans.
With the support of American Friends Service Committee and Peace by Piece, local youth activists host #DOA — A Day of Action.
The Day of Action is a free event that begins with a live broadcast hosted by TheRealNews.com at 4:30 p.m. of a national discussion with activists from around the country. Following the broadcast is an audience discussion at 5:30 p.m. and a public forum and panel at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.
Panelists include Norris Henderson, Voice of the Ex-Offender; Ursula Price, Independent Police Monitor’s Office; Devin Sordelet, Dillard University student; and Tracie Washington, Dillard University and Louisiana Justice Institute. The panel discussion will be moderated by RCA recording artist Dee-1.
Topics will include police accountability to the community; challenging stop-and-frisk policies; and encouraging more positive interaction between police and the community.
American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice as a practical expression of faith in action. Peace by Piece is a nonviolence youth program that engages young people to be peace leaders in their schools and communities.
TULANE HILLEL’S BIG ISSUE: Tulane Hillel’s next Big Issue panel discussion, will be held Thursday, Jan. 15 at Tulane Hillel, 912 Broadway. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the panel begins at 7:30 p.m. The topic will be “Inns and Outs: Is there room in New Orleans for Airbnb and short-term rentals?”
The panel will be moderated by City Business Editor Greg LaRose and will explore the diverse angles that supporters and opponents of Airbnb and other vacation rental sites, have cited as reasons for their stances.
Panalists include Polly Hardi, president of the Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity; Boonie Rabe, innkeeper at Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast and president of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans; Lisa Suarez, president of the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association; Rafe Rabalais, project manager of Gulf Coast Housing Partnership; and Mavis early, executive director of the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association.
DANNY GLOVER IS KEYNOTE: Efforts to improve employment opportunities for black people will be highlighted during “#BlackJobsMatter: The People’s Summit on the Black Jobs Crisis” on Monday, Jan. 19 in the gymnasium at Southern University New Orleans, 6400 Press Drive.
The summit will include a keynote address by Danny Glover. According to a statement, the black jobs crisis in New Orleans includes 52 percent unemployment among black men.
Expert panels and breakout sessions, a career opportunity and resource fair; and cultural expressions on the black jobs crisis.
The event is being organized by the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, Stand with Dignity, and the Community Evaluation Commission.
For information, visit nowcrj.org.