Walkers should gather at noon in front of 1000 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113. We will walk down Loyola Ave. to City Hall and back. The walk should only take 1 hour and is open to all. It is free to participate. Come out and take a stand against sexual assault and abuse!
For more information contact Pam Albers at 504-310-6925.
How can you make a valuable contribution to human rights in only three days? By attending the 2010 AGM in April 9-11, 2010 in New Orleans! Educate yourself and others by attending panels of speakers consisting of prominent human rights activists, including Gloria Steinem, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Alice Walker, and meet other Amnesty members and human rights activists from around the country.
The 2010 AGM will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, April 9 - 11, 2010. Hotel reservations at the New Orleans Marriott are $145 a night for double and single rooms.
This is the pilot year for the Juvenile Justice Leadership Development Institute this July. The Institute's mission is to create the foundation for a more effective juvenile justice reform movement by developing a strong base of well prepared and well trained advocates and organizers who reflect the communities most affected by juvenile justice system practices and policies, with a particular focus on cultivating and supporting leaders of color, youth and family members. Applications will be accepted from people of color, youth with direct system experience, and family members with direct system experience. The Institute will take place in New Orleans, July 11-16, and will involve a year-long mentorship and distance learning components. NJJN will provide transportation to and from New Orleans. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's conference is co-hosted by the New Orleans Family Justice Center, the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children, and the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault. Early Bird Registration opens March 15, 2010.
The National Children’s Advocacy Center will host the 10th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention at the Marriott Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The National Children’s Advocacy Center is committed to providing outstanding service through its direct services, training, and national leadership in the fight against child abuse and exploitation. We invite you to join us in these efforts to improve the lives of children throughout our country and the world.
From May 2 - August 1, the registration fee is $339
From August 2 - August 25, the registration fee is $389
All that jazz: harmonizing health education practice& research to advance health equity
Join us in the jazz-infused city of New Orleans as SOPHE convenes it 2009 Midyear
Scientific Conference to share scientific discovery, encourage dialogue, stimulate
exploration, and promote new skills among health education researchers, practitioners, and students. All that Jazz: Harmonizing Health Education Practice and Research to Advance Health Equity will feature attention to the core elements of the field by focusing on innovative approaches in health policy and advocacy; best practices and opportunities in partnerships and collaboration; physical and social determinants of health within the concept of healthy neighborhoods; exploration of mental health promotion and psychology of place; and improvements in best practices by incorporating translational science and systems approaches.
On Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 2PM the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) will hold a press conference to introduce their new joint publication, Sexual Violence in Disasters: A Planning Guide for Prevention and Response. The event will take place at the Cabildo Museum in New Orleans, LA.
Several prominent individuals in the anti-sexual violence field will speak at the press conference: Levette Kelly, Executive Director of the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Judy Benitez, Executive Director of LaFASA, Susan Lewis, NSVRC Communications Director, Alisa Klein, author of the book, and Deb Travis, SANE Program Manager for Louisiana State University Interim Hospital.
This book offers recommendations to help communities in preparing for all stages and kinds of disasters. It can assist in developing helpful responses for sexual assault victims, creating comprehensive plans, and coordinating far-reaching policy change that would ultimately serve to prevent sexual violence.
Creating a Community Protocol is a two day training opportunity based on the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations. Medical, legal, law enforcement and advocacy professionals will all benefit from attending this training. Community team members who are working to create or enhance existing community medical forensic examination protocols are encouraged to attend. The event will be enhanced by working together with fellow team members. Registration for the two days is only $35.00 and includes continental breakfast and snacks both days! Also, 13.25 Nursing CEUs will be awarded upon completion of the two day training. Your faculty will be experts from multidisciplinary teams around the United States. For more information: Contact:
The National Children’s Advocacy Center will host the 9th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention at the Marriott Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
From April 26- July 25, the registration fee is $299
From July 26- August 26, the registration fee is $349
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