Louisiana Language Access Coalition (LLAC) 2019 Conference: Securing the Future of Language Access in Louisiana in New Orleans July 18th

The registration is now open for our upcoming conference Securing the Future of Language Access in Louisiana on July 18, 2019.   
The registration link is on our website:  https://louisianalac.org/events/llac-conference-2019/
Please let us know if you have any questions.

Daesy Behrhorst, LLAC Co-Chair

Karla Sikaffy duPlantier, LLAC Co-Chair

The Louisiana Language Access Coalition promotes full and meaningful participation in public life, without barriers based on language, for all people.

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Wage and Hour Workshop for Restaurant Industry in West Monroe

Wage and Hour Workshop for Restaurant Industry in West Monroe

Date: May 13th 2019           

West Ouachita Senior Center
1800 N. Seventh St.                                                                   
West Monroe, LA 71291                                                                         

The Wage and Hour Division in New Orleans, LA invites you to attend this FREE educational event for employers and HR professionals in the restaurant industry. The event will include a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) educational workshops. The workshops are designed to assist area employers understand and comply with workplace laws and regulations administered by Wage and Hour Division. Human resources, payroll and compliance staff in restaurant industry are strongly encouraged to attend. This initiative by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor is part of a larger effort to connect employers with the information they need to better understand their responsibilities and obligations under the law.

This training is recommended for business owners, human resources and payroll personnel, managers, supervisors, and anyone seeking to learn more about their responsibilities and obligations under the law. Register here!!

For additional information contact: William Sabik, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist, at sabik.william@dol.gov.

William Sabik

Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist
United States Department of Labor

Wage and Hour Division
New Orleans District Office
600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 615
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 299-1497 office/fax




US Census Bureau: Accessing Census Bureau Data in 2019

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Accessing Census Bureau Data in 2019: Transition from American FactFinder to data.census.gov

After continuously developing a new way of accessing data over the past few years, we are now a few months away from the retirement of American FactFinder and official launch of data.census.gov, the Census Bureau’s new dissemination platform.  With no new releases in American FactFinder after June 2019, this platform will be the primary way to access data from the 2018 American Community Survey, 2017 Economic Census, 2020 Census, and more!

The vision for the new platform on data.census.gov is based on overwhelming feedback to streamline the way you get data and digital content from the Census Bureau. Since 2016, we have been developing the site based on customer feedback while continuously releasing new improvements every few months. These updates will continue over the next few years as we are committed to giving you the functionality and capabilities you want in a dissemination system.

Upcoming Webinar: Join us on April 9, 2019 at 1pm for a live demo of the latest release.

Join Us

To prepare for this transition we encourage you to learn more about data.census.gov through the release notes and frequently asked questions.

Learn More

Stay tuned for regular updates and educational opportunities sent to your email. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have at cedsci.feedback@census.gov.

Contact Us

We’re Here to Help

We will do our best to address all your comments before data.census.govtakes over as the Census Bureau’s new dissemination platform, but realize there will be continued improvements and updates after the transition. We know there will be some bumps in the road, but we are committed to getting you the functionality and capabilities you want in a dissemination system.

Red Cross: Sound the Alarm – home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event

Good morning, 

This spring, the Red Cross will be hosting Sound the Alarm, a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. During this nationwide home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event, volunteers across the country will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods in over 100 cities.

Latino households in New Orleans are particularly at risk for home fires. The New Orleans neighborhoods with high concentrations of Latino households are at the highest risk for home fire. This means that these households lack basic fire safety measures, and that the installation of a smoke alarm could save lives and property. 

In order to effectively meet the needs of the New Orleans community, the Red Cross needs volunteers, especially Spanish-speaking volunteers. Attached to this email are two pamphlets with important information about the event. I know the Forum has developed a strong network of Latino organizations in New Orleans, and so if it is possible for you to distribute information about this event through your organizational channels, we would greatly appreciate the help in raising awareness for the event, and recruiting volunteers. 

People can register now at SoundTheAlarm.org to volunteer for smoke alarm installation events from April 27 to May 12, and help raise lifesaving donations. Any support is greatly appreciated- it will help us save lives.  If there is any way we can help support the Forum, please let us know.

Thank you, and feel free to reach out with questions. 

Best regards, 

Kathryn Hahn-Madole


SELA STA General (002)Sound the Alarm 2019

14th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

14th Summer Institute on
Migration and Global Health
Join a worldwide community of experts on health and mobile populations during the Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health. Today, more than ever, we need to have a better understanding of the health effects of migration, and improve the skills of those individuals dedicated to conducting research, impacting policies, and improving health services related to migration 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 sessions of 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
The Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health provides an opportunity for researchers and students to showcase their research or successful interventions through a poster presentation. Learn more about it here.
Space is limited!
Early registration rate ends on June 14
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