Mayor Cantrell signs Executive Order establishing Office of Human Rights and Equity

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March 26, 2019

Contact: LaTonya Norton

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NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell has signed an executive order establishing the Office of Human Rights and Equity. This office will house the City’s Equity Office and the Human Relations Commission as well as serve as a liaison to many of the New Orleans’ most underrepresented communities.

The City’s LGBTQ+ Liaison will also be housed in this new office.

“The Mayor’s Office of Human Rights and Equity will ensure that underrepresented residents have a voice in City Hall,” Mayor Cantrell said. “I am charging them to deliver results and reduce the disparities that exist in our City, and to help provide positive outcomes in the lives of all of our residents.”

The new office will be led by Vincenzo Pasquantonio, who also leads the City’s Human Relations Commission and the City’s Equity initiatives. “This office underscores the Mayor’s deep commitment to human rights and equitable governance. Its establishment will help better coordinate our efforts to promote human rights and embed equitable practices that will achieve measurable results,” Pasquantonio said.

Under Mayor Cantrell’s administration, The Human Relations Commission has worked to reform its complaint process, improve language access policies in City Hall, prioritize LGBTQ+ communities of color and embed a lens of racial equity in City Hall policies and practices.

Visit the Office of Human Rights and Equity website here.

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NORD Movie Night that LA Voz on March 29th

Dear Members of LA Voz,

We would like to invite all of you and your organizations to participate in NORD Movie Night that LA Voz will be hosting on Friday, March 29th, 2019.  NORD Movie Night will be held AL David Park, 2600 Lasalle Street, New Orleans, LA as a family friendly event for everyone to enjoy.  It will provide an opportunity for us to interact with the community directly with a large expected participation of the residents in this area of the GNO.

We are looking for both volunteers and organizations to participate in this event. Volunteers will be needed to help with a house to house flyer delivery, set-up, breakdown and to welcome/direct the attendees. Organizations are needed to participate with an informational table or activities that children and adults can participate in.

Please find attached the Save the Date to add this to your calendar. We will also have flyers to distribution on Wednesday for you to help with spreading the work.

If you or your organization would like to participate in NORD Movie Night, please contact Gary Aguilar at and she is copied on this email. Gary will have a sign-up for commitment to participate at Wednesday’s coalition meeting as well.

Thanks, and we hope to have many of you participate in this event.

Daesy Behrhorst

Communications Coordinator

La Voz de la Comunidad Coalition



4200 S.I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste. 140

Metairie, LA 70001

“Improving the quality of life for Latino communities in Jefferson Parish”

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El Centro Upcoming Events


I’m including info for all of the workshops I mentioned during the meeting. You’ll find the Calendar for the March workshops, the flyer for the Start up Workshop with the Hispanic Chamber,  Conversacion y Cafe and the Calendar for the Semana de Educacion Financiera in April.

Lindsey Navarro

Executive Director

P: 504.264.2371 |


4334 Earhart Blvd., Ste 700,

New Orleans, La 70125

Conv y Cafe marzo



Semana Financiera 2019

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Celebrate excellence with CADA & Harrah’s



Intensive Outpatient (IOP):Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00AM- 1:00PM

 English DWI/DUI Class

March 22nd 9:00am-4:00pm

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 This class is six hours long with an hour break for lunch. Seats are not reserved, please arrive on time. $100.


spanish DWI/DUI Class

5 de abril 8:30am-3:00pm

Spanish DWI class information

Clase de 6 horas con una hora de descanso para el almuerzo. $100.


Health Initiative of the Americas: Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health 2019

14th Summer Institute on
Migration and Global Health
The Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health is an event that has gained national and international recognition, since it is one of the few academic spaces dedicated to present and analyze in deep the interrelation between migration, the health of migrants and global health.
Who should attend: Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and professionals working with or interested in migrant communities.
Format: This year the Summer Institute offers two modalities of participation:
  • In Person participation to the four-day course, including lectures, workshops, poster sessions, field trips, and social activities, offering an exceptional opportunity not only to learn but also to create professional networks.
  • Online participation through live-streaming option which provides access to morning plenary session July 10-12.
Location: The California Endowment Conference Center in Oakland, California and the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley.
Dates: July 10-13, 2019
Space is limited!
Early registration rate ends on June 14
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