Children’s Hospital: NO HIT ZONE



Children’s Hospital Introduces No Hit Zones

To address the most prevalent risk factor of child physical abuse, corporal punishment, the Audrey Hepburn Children at Risk Evaluation (CARE) Center and the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center (NOCAC) are introducing No Hit Zones at Children’s Hospital and its clinics.

Throughout Children’s Hospital and its clinics across the state, No Hit Zone signs will be posted illustrating the well-established harmful effects of corporal punishment and promoting effective painless parenting techniques. Children’s Hospital staff will be trained to give parents resources for effective guidance and explain the harms of physical discipline in a non-shaming or blaming fashion. The CARE Center also provides opportunities for pediatricians, pediatrics residents and community members to practice communicating the negative effects of physical discipline.

Check out Children’s Hospital Small World spotlight publication .

Why a No Hit Zone? Flyer and policy explaining the importance of No Hit Zones for pediatricians and staff.

No Hit Zone Flyer 


What are effective painless parenting alternatives? Effective parenting materials by developmental stages.



School Age 


Need assistance becoming a No Hit Zone? Contact

Want to schedule a Painless Parenting workshop to learn how to communicate the harms of hitting and effective alternatives? Contact


National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day #NLAAD2018

Latino man standing next to a wall

October 15

The 2018 NLAAD theme is “Ending HIV is everyone’s job.”

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) , the Hispanic Federation and other organizations organize this day to build capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information and access to care.

Event Planning Guide      Social Media Kit

Awareness Days Calendar Card (PDF 1.39 MB)


For more information visit:




La Voz de la Comunidad Coalition meeting, September 26th

This is a reminder of our monthly La Voz de la Comunidad Coalition meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 26th at 9:00 AM.

Our meeting will be held at the Boy Scouts of America Building, 2nd Floor Large Conference Room, 4200 S I-10 Service Road W, Metairie, LA 70001

Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the building. Please mind any reserved parking spots.

We look forward to your attendance at the LA Voz Coalition meeting next week and updating all of you on recent activities.

We are truly thankful for each and every one of you and all the work that you do.
~La Voz de la Comunidad

Baton Rouge Immigrants’ Rights Coalition meeting, September 28th

Dear Baton Rouge Immigrants’ Rights Coalition:

Thank you to those who attended our last meeting on August 31st, the minutes are attached for your review, as well as the final messaging document that will be used to create a social media toolkit for the communications campaign that we will launch later this year. Our next meeting will be Friday September 28th from 11 am to 1pm at Charles R Kelly Community Center in Baton Rouge. The purpose of this meeting will be to review a draft one-pager about the coalition’s goals and values, finalize the dissemination strategy and review to finalize a social media toolkit.

Also, attached please find the flyers (English and Spanish) for the upcoming Citizenship Workshop hosted by Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge. They are looking for participants and volunteers for the event

Next Steps:

  • FFL team will develop one-pager about the coalition and present it for discussion, review and approval during September’s meeting
  • FFL team will share 2-3 potential names for coalition to vote on via online survey before the next meeting
  • FFL team will finalize graphics based on feedback from participants to draft a social media toolkit and press release
  • Ms. Green will share information about her nonprofit organization Imagination Leads
  • Nik will share information about a national organization trying to create a chapter in New Orleans to visit immigrants in detention centers, they are looking for community members to go to detention center to visit immigrants.
  • Progressive Social Network is looking for your support to pass a Civil Rights ordinance in Baton Rouge that will 1)enact a new chapter to the city-parish municipal code establishing the rights of all citizens and thereby protect against discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation based on real or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, familial status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status; and 2) create a commission to serve as an arm of enforcement of this new chapter by investigating complaints, encouraging mediation to the greatest extent possible, and when necessary, making determinations. Please sign the petition here and share it with your networks.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.


Rosa Gόmez-Herrin
Program Manager
Foundation for Louisiana
Office #: 225-383-1672



Louisiana Immigration Working Group meeting, November 14th

Dear friends,

The Louisiana Immigration Working Group will be meeting on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 3:00.  We will meet at the LSBA Bar Center at 601 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA in the Founder’s Room.  We will be sending out a separate calendar invitation.
Immigration issues have clearly been in the news, both locally and nationally.  The group was formed to increase pro bono representation, to facilitate access to justice, and to open dialogues across those engaged in immigration as providers, attorneys, judges, officers, adjudicators, or respondents. The need for legal representation remains a paramount issue for our communities as does the need for information sharing and dialogue.
We encourage all of you to attend and look forward to our ongoing dialogue.
If you have an item of concern or for the agenda, please let us know.  Please cc and, so we are sure to see it and respond in a timely manner.
Kathleen Gasparian and Hiroko Kusuda
Prefer a call – Kathleen 504 262 9878

New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice: Vigil to Recover Dignity and Stolen Wages, Sept. 21st




Dear Sanctuary Coalition,

Together, we’ve done amazing things, including winning freedom for one family through Sanctuary and collective struggle! Now, it’s time to make transformative change in Kenner. 

Our first ever action in Kenner, the Vigil to Recover Dignity and Stolen Wages is confirmed for Friday, September 21st from 6:30 to 8 pm. But we need YOUR SOLIDARITY so that everyone attending can be safe and to prevent abuses from continuing. 

In Kenner, abusive employers prey on immigrant workers, knowing they can get away with exploitation simply by calling the police on workers who dare to stand up for their labor rights. The Kenner police arrest for minor charges like driving without a license and then transfer to ICE. Just the threat of police action is an easy way to intimidate workers and drive down wages for all.

Now, workers are uniting to tell their stories about intimidation in Kenner. Please sign up to ATTEND the vigil and/or help with RIDES using this link:! We need your presence and support with rides to ensure workers can tell their stories–and attend and leave the Vigil–without risk of arrest and deportation. 

WHAT: Vigil to Recover Dignity and Stolen Wages

WHERE: Meet at 3407 Green Acres Road Metairie, LA at 5:30 pm to drive together (to prevent arrests of unlicensed drivers) to 3500 Arizona Avenue Kenner, LA 70065 for 6:30 PM.

WHEN: Friday, September 21st



Chloe Sigal



Lead Organizer, Congress of Day Laborers

New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice

Organizadora Principal, Congreso de Jornalerxs

Centro de Trabajadores por la Justicia Racial de Nueva Orleans