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Reckoning & Release: A Community Conversation About Healing

Register below for "Reckoning & Release: A Community Conversation About Healing," a virtual event about systemic issues and disparities of racial, economic, climate and health justice across generation.

Let’s have an intergenerational community conversation about healing! Racial healing starts with an honest and open dialogue about how people experience our society differently. Join us for another virtual #IamNewOrleans event at 6 p.m. CT on Thursday, Jan. 20, as we tackle systemic issues and disparities of racial, economic, climate and health justice across generations.

Moderated by media personality Kelder Summers, our panelists include:

  • Kalamu Ya Salaam, New Orleans author and cultural anthropologist
  • Gia Hamilton, executive director and chief curator at the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History
  • Brideisha Harness-Parker, founder of the New Orleans Youth Coalition
  • Morgan Walker, president and organizer of Morgan Walker Productions and Bike N Vote NOLA

Additionally, our event will feature a youth panel, moderated by Whitney Mitchell, digital strategist and social media content creator. Our youth panel features:

  • Akilah Toney, published writer, poet, dancer, photographer and youth advocate
  • Anne-Marie Boseman, visual artist majoring in computer science at Dillard University
  • Carter Mayberry, mixed-media artist focused on styling, creative direction and digital content creation
  • Empress Wilson, writer, poet, dancer, artist and activist

* NOTA IMPORTANTE: El evento se traducirá en vivo al vietnamita y al español * REGÍSTRESE ABAJO

*THÔNG TIN QUAN TRỌNG: Sự kiện này sẽ được dịch sang tiếng Việt và tiếng Tây ban nha* HÃY GHI DANH Ở DƯỚI ĐÂY

The event includes live Spanish and Vietnamese translation and closed captioning. We invite you to join us and share your story using #IamNewOrleans on your social networks.