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Check out the panel discussions about economic development, early childhood education, breastfeeding/lactation and food systems.

Experience the voices and perspectives
of the New Orleans community.

In this year-long community-led project, join us virtually as we explore issues of racial equity and inspire action on issues such as early childhood education and creating an equitable economy.

Economic dignity:
A vision for New Orleans

Lactation consultants -
a labor of love

April 7 | 7 p.m. CT

Early learning teachers –
the bridge to a brighter future

May 6 | 5 p.m. CT

Food fuels generations

Coming August 2021

A breast-feeding friendly city
is a baby-friendly city

Coming September 2021

The Black and Brown male experience

Coming November 2021

Milk banks – how community
generosity can save babies’ lives

Coming December 2021

An intergenerational movement
toward equity

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Early Learning Teachers – A Bridge to a Brighter Future

Register below for "Early Learning Teachers – A Bridge to a Brighter Future," a virtual event about early childhood education in New Orleans

Join us as early learning teachers, directors and policy makers discuss the critical role of child care in shaping our children and the resources needed to support a quality system. The event is a part of I am New Orleans, a year-long, community-led effort to stimulate conversation and action around issues of racial equity to help create a child-centered city.

Moderated by Kenny Francis, director of policy and advocacy at the Agenda for Children, panelists include:

• Briceshanay Gresham, teacher at Wilcox Academy of Early Learning

• Barbie Deveau, teacher at Abeona House Child Discovery Center

• Brandy Sanchez, teacher at Kids of Excellence

The online event will offer Spanish and Vietnamese translations and closed captioning.