The #STOPPOVERTY Summit is an event that honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by highlighting his work in organizing the Poor Peoples Campaign. The event will take place at Sixth Baptist Church, located at 928 Felicity Street, from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Jan. 16, and it will include guest speakers, interactive dialogue, and information on successful strategies in the reduction of poverty.
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) will host its 9th annual Fit For a King Conference in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Thursday, Jan. 15. This year’s conference theme is “Bringing Justice Home: Fair Housing in an Era of Displacement and Growing Inequality”, and acclaimed civil rights activist Angela Davis will be the keynote speaker.
The poster commemorating the newly formed Krewe of Loup Garou’s inaugural march this Saturday through the Irish Channel places three children shielded only by parasols opposite the infamous Cajun creature of the night — simultaneously capturing the spirit of the neighborhood, the beloved civic leader the parade will memorialize and the goal of the event’s fundraising effort in her honor.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) will host Dr. Jee-Yeoun Ko’s Coats for Kids Concert, an annual benefit concert featuring jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more. Though the event is free and open to the public, attendees are encouraged to donate new or gently used winter coats.
The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will host its annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon this Thursday, Nov. 12. Honorees include David Fennelly for Outstanding Philanthropy and Fred H. Meyers for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.
The Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill will host a fundraiser this Sunday, Nov. 8, to support the Community Commitment Education Center, which provides resources, programs, and weekly classes to the Leonidas neighborhood. Donation includes dinner at The Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill and a preview showing of the Community Commitment Education Center’s new video produced by So-Called Media.
Starting today, Oct. 26, the New Orleans Police Department’s Second District is looking for toy donations or donations of $5 to benefit children at the Lafayette Academy Charter School. The toy drive will run until Dec. 11.
The 5th Annual Strike for STEM will be a night of bowling, cocktails, food, and live music by The Benchwarmers. The fundraiser will take place this Saturday, Oct. 24 at Rock n’ Bowl and will benefit Core Element, a non-profit organization promoting quality teaching in STEM–– science, technology, engineering and math–– across the Greater New Orleans area.
This past Friday, Oct. 9, Rebuilding Together New Orleans completed the rebuilding of its 500th home since Hurricane Katrina. Through RTNO, over 500 volunteers worked on 14 home repair projects for disabled, elderly and military veteran homeowners over the first two weekends of October.
Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar and The Disposable Heroes Project will host an all-day benefit to honor American troops and their families this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place at Tracey’s Bar, located at 2604 Magazine Street, and 100% of Saturday’s gross sales will be donated to the Disposable Heroes Project.
The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) will host their third annual Freret 5K & Half Mile Fun Run, promoting family fun and fitness in Uptown New Orleans this October. Race day festivities include a 5K run/walk, a half-mile fun run, musical entertainment from the Tulane Jazz Band, post-race refreshments, awards and raffles.
Welcome Table New Orleans is a citywide initiative that focuses on race, reconciliation, and community. The initiative will hold an information session at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church this Wednesday, September 2, in preparation for the next round of city circles. Those who attend the session can learn more about the initative, meet current Welcome Table New Orleans participants, and find out how to sign up for a city circle.
The New Orleans Ballet Association, in partnership with NORDC, is leading free and ongoing tai chi, yoga, and dance classes at the Lyons Center through May 2016.
A facility that served the children and families of the Milan neighborhood for decades on Peniston Street until Hurricane Katrina is now finally nearing its reopening, 10 years after the storm, officials said.
Seniors who need help with issues relating to social security, estate planning and other issues can receive free assistance from a lawyer during a legal fair Saturday at the AARP center on South Carrollton.
The Junior League of New Orleans will host its tenth annual kitchen tour next weekend, showcasing 12 different kitchens in the Uptown area to raise money for the organization’s programs supporting local families.
Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law will partner this weekend with the ABA Journal and the Louisiana State Bar Association to host “Hackcess to Justice Louisiana 2015: A Social Justice Hackathon.”
The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center is one step closer to moving out of the old St. Alphonsus convent and into a new home, after recently breaking ground on the new facility on Jackson Avenue.