The Micah Project will hold a youth empowerment forum Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22, at the Household of Faith, 630 Jackson Ave., New Orleans.

Forum sessions will be held both days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the topic will be “Gun Violence and the School to Prison Pipeline.”

A night prayer walk to two sites of fatal gun violence will be at 6 p.m. Monday, July 2.

The “I Matter Youth Empowerment Forum continues 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, followed by a town hall meeting at 6 p.m.

Topics of the Town Hall meeting will be to discuss disciplinary programs in area schools. Participants include Jerel Bryant, principal of George Washington Carver Collegiate Academy; Ben Davis, principal of George Washington Carver Preparatory Academy; Rhonda Dale-Hart, principal of Sci Academy; Ben Marcovitz, CEO of Collegiate Academies; Patrick Dobard, superintendent of the Recovery School District; Joey LaRoche, principal of KIPP Renaissance high schools; and Eric Greely, principal of Miller McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business.

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The Micah Project is a nondenominational, nonpartisan organization that works with people of all faiths to recognize and build on their faith values to create a more equitable and just world.

It has 16 member congregations in Orleans and Jefferson parishes, represents more than 12,000 people and is expanding into Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. Call (504) 528-9996.