2020 Census Operational Updates

Please review the attached 2020 Census adjusted operational schedule, outlining new dates. As of this week, our Update Leave operations are underway which involves enumerators leaving a geocoded survey at the door of homes that have not responded to the census, or in areas designated by our geography division as areas that require a paper survey. This step of our operations are contactless, and those providing the service will be equipped with a Census Badge as well as PPE, provided by the Census. An additional attachment I have included is a communication you can share with your networks and community you serve with the exact information of how and where they can respond to the Census. As of today, Louisiana has a 54% response rate.
Stay healthy and be counted,

Jarwanda Harris, MBA

Partnership Specialist-Louisiana Team Lead

U.S. Census Bureau

Atlanta Regional Census Center/Field Division

Cell: 678-938-1315

Email: jarwanda.l.harris@2020census.gov

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E-Blast: June Quarterly Meeting Invitation, June 1, 2020

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Congregational Wellness E-Blast
Quarterly Wellness Ministry Meeting
Wellness Ministry Leaders, Volunteers, Pastors and Partners are invited

Program – Monday, June 1, 2020 – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
This will be a virtual online meeting on Zoom.

You can join by clicking this link:
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Sign-in by entering your name into the chat feature on the Zoom platform.
If you are unable to access the chat feature, sign in by texting your name to 504-722-9764.

Presentation: Nurtured, Cared for & Thriving: Self-Care Tips in a Pandemic
Special Presentations: Words of Inspiration & Moments of Joy

Rev. Dr. Torin Sanders, LCSW   •   Pastor Dean Sunseri, LPC
Sheryl Louis, RN   •   Pastor Charles Garrison, RN

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For additional information, please contact us at cwdinfo@bcm.org

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Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy

Greetings Gulf South partners and allies,

Last year we launched Gulf South for a Green New Deal (#GulfSouth4GND), a multi-year, multi-state initiative to address the climate crisis and advance equity and justice through the creation of millions of livable wage, sustainable jobs. #GulfSouth4GND uses five strategies to achieve the broader regional vision: 1) Heal + Reconcile; 2) Connect + Build; 3) Shift + Re-Imagine; 4) Democratize + Organize; 5) Resource + RE-Invest. Find more about the living 5-point strategy document HERE.

To advance the Gulf South for Green New Deal vision, we are focusing on two main strategies through three events in May and June. The first strategy is to Heal + Reconcile. We know that healing our relationships with each other and with the earth are fundamental steps toward achieving climate justice, ecological equity and a successful Green New Deal. The second strategy to Shift+ RE-imagine acknowledges that we have what we need and must be intentional in creating space to share information and develop a regional analysis of work and opportunities. The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal for Human Rights will advance the work of Indigenous and border tribes in South Texas (May 22-23). The 2020 Regional Leadership Summit (May 29) will advance the understanding of how fair housing connects to health and climate.  And the Sacred Waters Pilgrimage (June 20) will use ancient ritual and ceremony to heal the relationships between Native and Black women. You are invited to take the time to learn more about, register to attend and amplify frontline messages.  Join us, by registering below and ensuring your organization has signed on to the GS4GND Frontline Policy Platform.
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Join us to Build. #GulfSouth4GND

Virtual Carrizo Comecrudo Human Rights Tribunal (TX)

Climate justice begins with indigenous sovereignty. Stand with the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas and stand against the three fracked-gas terminals and US border wall set to be built through sacred indigenous burial grounds. Join us for a two-day virtual human rights tribunal this Friday May 22 & Saturday May 23, 2020 starting at 9amCDT. CLICK HERE to REGISTER for this virtual event.

#GulfSouth4GND   #SaveGarciaPasture

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Sacred Water Pilgrimage

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is proud to co-anchor the Sacred Waters Pilgrimage with the Wind & Warrior Collective. This 7 month virtual/actual pilgrimage down the Mississippi River will create space to heal relationships between one another and with mother earth using ancient ritual and ceremony. The Sacred Water Pilgrimage welcomes Native & Black Female or Two-Spirit identified people to join planning meetings in May and June and the Pilgrimage starting on June 20 in Minnesota. The celebratory end of the pilgrimage on December 21 will be held in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and is open to the allied public. For more information and to get involved, please contact Bette Billiot –Bette@gcclp.org.


Virtual Regional Leadership Summit 2020 (AL)

The 9th annual Regional Leadership, hosted by the South Alabama Center for Fair Housing, will be held virtually on May 29. Join us as we engage leaders from across the Gulf South in dialogue to advance justice work in the region and connect the dots between fair housing, health, and climate change. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for this virtual event.

#HousingIsStillTheIssue #FairHousing #GulfSouth4GND



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Online summer ESL classes with Catholic Charities

Good morning everyone,

I hope this finds you well. On June 8th, we’ll be starting the summer semester for our free English classes. This summer our classes will be held online, and students can access over the internet via a smartphone, computer, or tablet. Classes are being held in the morning and evening and are available for beginners through advanced English learners.

Registration will take place over the phone this week and next. To enroll, students should contact Boris Martin, the ESL Transition Coordinator, at bxmartin@ccano.org or 504-310-6936. I’ve attached flyers in English, Spanish, and Portuguese- please share on social media with community members who may be interested, and you can also direct people to our multi-lingual facebook page.

Thank you, and wishing you all a wonderful day,

Sarah Ball

ESL Program Manager

Immigration, Refugee, and ESL Services

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

2505 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003



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Grace At The Greenlight Newsletter

“To provide for the needs of New Orleans’ homeless in a loving manner that embraces the human spirit.”
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Daily
Living Witness Church
1528 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Volunteers Needed

We are in need of more volunteers to help serve lunch Wednesday-Sunday from 12:15-1:30pm. Volunteers will be packing lunch bags for the homeless and will not have any contact with the homeless participants, while our staff will pass out the bags. Masks and gloves will be provided!

Water Donations
On average, we currently pass out 250 bottles of water each day.One of our missions is to provide each homeless individual with enough water to last them the day. One of the best ways to help us during this time is by donating water.
If you or someone you know would like to donate water, please contact us through our website, Graceatthegreenlight.org, or through Instagram or Facebook messenger.
Give Nola Day is coming up!
This year Give NOLA Day will be on June 2. Please consider donating to Grace at the Green Light as a charitable organization to support.
Because of COVID-19 our Meals With Love program has expanded dramatically as we have been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner instead of exclusively serving breakfast. Because of this our financial needs have also grown.
Any and all donations are greatly appreciate. Thank you for helping us provide for the needs of the homeless individuals in New Orleans.

Pruebas Gratuitas de Covid-19, mayo 28 y 29

Hola Todos,

La información adjunta son gráficas sobre los sitios de pruebas de esta semana y una gráfica para animar a la gente con respecto  al uso de máscaras. ¡Por favor compártanlas!

También quiero compartir con ustedes que de ahora en adelante la gente Hispanohablante puede suscribirse a govdelivery para recibir los comunicados de prensa en Español a medida que los van traduciendo. ¡Por favor compartan este enlace y animen a la gente para que se suscriban!

Antes de cerrar, quiero compartir las siguientes estadísticas que recopilé el viernes durante las pruebas de COVID en la Iglesia St. Anthony de Padua.

De las 300 personas que asistieron, pude hacerle la encuesta a 268 personas.  Calculé que entre el 15-20% eran hispanas/latinas. Tuve la oportunidad de ayudar a 4 familias con el Censo.

A la pregunta:

¿Cómo se enteró del sitio de prueba?

Noticieros, periódicos, radio, etc: 99


Padre Sergio: 29

Familiares/Amigos: 52

Internet/Social Media: 22

Trabajo: 5

Otro: 17


A la pregunta:

Ha completado el Censo?

Si: 251

No: 17

Para cerrar, me imagino que muchos de ustedes habrán visto a la Consejera Moreno y a la Alcaldesa Cantrell en Telemundo la semana pasada, pero en caso de que no, pueden ver el video aquí

Trabajando juntos nos ayudamos mutuamente!

Gracias por todo lo que hacen para la comunidad Latina.




Dear All,

The attached information contains graphics regarding the mobile testing sites this week and a graphic encouraging people to wear their masks. Please share!

I would also like to share with you that from now on, people can subscribe to govdelivery to receive press releases once they have been translated into Spanish. Please sharethe link and encourage people to subscribe!

Before closing, I’d love to share some statistics that I collected on Friday during the COVID-19 testing at St. Anthony de Padua.

Of the 300 people that received tests, I surveyed 268 of them.  I estimate that about 15-20% of them were Latino/Hispanic. I had the opportunity to help 4 Spanish-speaking families complete the Census.


To the question:

How did you hear about today?


News outlets, radio, etc: 99


Father Sergio: 29

Family/Friends: 52

Internet/Social Media: 22

Work: 5

Other: 17


To the question:

Have you completed the Census?

Yes: 251

No: 17


In closing, I imagine that many of you have seen CM Moreno and Mayor Cantrell on Telemundo last week, in case you haven’t, you can see the video here

We lift each other up when we work together!

Thank you for everything you do for the Latino community!



Nine questions. Ten minutes.

Approximately $2,291 in federal funding

From YOUR census response

Census New Orleans


Anamaria Villamarin-Lupin, LCSW-BACS

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Program Manager, Youth and Families

Mayor LaToya Cantrell | City of New Orleans

1300 Perdido Street| Suite 4W09| New Orleans, LA 70112

Office: 504-658-8902; Cell: 504-351-2713

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Catholic Charities: Online discussion of unemployment and economic relief options for immigrants in Louisiana, Thursday, May 28th at 6 PM

Please join Catholic Charities for an online discussion of unemployment and economic relief options for immigrants in Louisiana next Thursday, May 28th at 6 PM.

Our Employment Services Supervisor, Janet Lopez, will be discussing basic workplace rights, immigrants’ eligibility for unemployment benefits in Louisiana, the CARES Act one-time economic payment, how the Families First Act may benefit non-citizens, and various community resources that can help.

The event will be available in English and Spanish.

For English, please see the zoom call info under the images below and check out our Facebook event page for details!

For Spanish, we will be live-streaming on our Immigration & Refugee Services’ Facebook page – please follow us or visit the event page for details.