Voting Rights Act to be topic Tuesday night

“The Voting Rights Act 50 Years Later” will be the topic of a program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the offices of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 4640 S. Carrollton Ave.

Speakers will be Dale Ho, director of the Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Ellen Buchman, vice president for field operations of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

The program will be sponsored by the Urban League and the League of Women Voters of New Orleans.

Sierra Club to hear about Tulane law clinic

The Orleans Sierra Club will present a talk on “The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic as a Resource” Sunday evening in the Dominion Auditorium at the Audubon Zoo.

Tulane Environmental Law Clinic Director Adam Babich will discuss the clinic’s role in the environmental community. He will describe recent cases it has litigated on behalf of the Sierra Club and others.

The free talk will begin at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 for refreshments.

Enter the zoo behind the statue of Audubon.

Call (504) 307-0187 with questions.

Keller Library to host monthly health talks

The LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine faculty and students have launched the Tiger Talks Wellness Forum to promote health, particularly in the Broadmoor community.

The outreach program features talks on health topics the fourth Thursday of the month. The talks, which include time for questions, are presented by LSU Health New Orleans medical students.

The Tiger Talks are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St.

The talks are free and open to all ages, but children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

On May 28, the topic will be “Get Checked: Preventative Health Care.”

The discussion will be about health screenings and recommendations for age-appropriate screenings, when to see a doctor, how to prepare for a screening and how to perform a self-exam.

On June 25, the topic will be “Kick the Habit: Smoking, Alcohol Use and Substance Abuse.” Participants can learn about available resources to help them end bad habits and progress on the journey to recovery.