FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–June 15, 2020

Power Coalition to Kick-Off Juneteenth Week with Interfaith Healing & Day of Action

Today, at 12:00 p.m., the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice will be hosting an Interfaith Day of Healing & Action to kick off our “Journey to Equity and Justice” week of Juneteenth events. Leaders from several different faith traditions will be on the call to work toward community healing and to call for action as we continue to fight for a better Louisiana.

NEW ORLEANS, LA | June 15, 2020—At noon today, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (http://powercoalition.org) will be hosting an Interfaith Healing & Day of Action call, featuring faith and community leaders from across Louisiana. They will talk about how we can heal together during this time of turmoil, and turn that healing into action that moves our communities and our state in a more equitable and just direction.

“I’m excited to be facilitating this call with faith leaders from so many different traditions who are committed to putting faith into action,” said Kaitlyn Joshua. “I pray that this event will serve as a call to action for people of all faiths who are ready to stand up for equity and justice in communities across our state.”

Our speakers will be:

  • Rabbi Lexi Erdheim, Rabbi in Residence for New Orleans Avodah Jewish Service Corps

  • Sonya Lars, Magnum Memorial United Methodist Church

  • Re. Gregory T. Manning, Broadmoor Community Church

  • Deacon Reggie Seymour, Saint Genevieve Church

  • Jenny Yanez, Louisiana Community Development Coordinator at ICNA Relief USA

  • Raymond J. Jetson, MetroMorphosis

Please register for the call by going to bit.ly/InterfaithHealing2020. We hope to see you on the call!

The rest of our Juneteenth week events will include:

  • Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.: Collegiate Day of Action & Virtual Kickback, with DJ Retro. Register at bit.ly/CollegeKickback

  • Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Stand With Sanitation Workers Walk Along & Lit Drop. 6:00 p.m. Listening Session. Register at bit.ly/StandWithSanitation

  • Thursday: Freedom Bailout w/YWCA of Baton Rouge, time/location TBD

  • Friday, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.: March to Angola with Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)

  • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Statewide Voter Registration & PPE Giveaway with VOTE

Visit powercoalition.org for full details.

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice works to build voice and power in traditionally ignored communities, with a focus on communities of color. We are a coalition of groups from across Louisiana whose mission is to organize in impacted communities, educate and turn out voters, and fight for policies that create a more equitable and just system in Louisiana.

What: Interfaith Healing & Day of Action call

When: June 15, 2020. 12:00 p.m. CST.

Where: Register at bit.ly/InterfaithHealing2020

Who: 

  • Power Coalition for Equity & Justice

  • Rabbi Lexi Erdheim, Rabbi in Residence for New Orleans Avodah Jewish Service Corps

  • Sonya Lars, Magnum Memorial United Methodist Church

  • Re. Gregory T. Manning, Broadmoor Community Church

  • Deacon Reggie Seymour, Saint Genevieve Church

  • Jenny Yanez, Louisiana Community Development Coordinator at ICNA Relief USA

  • Raymond J. Jetson, MetroMorphosis

Contacts:

Ashley Shelton, Executive Director, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, (225) 802-2435, ashelton@powercoalition.org

Peter Robins-Brown, Communications Director, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, (504) 256-8196, prb@powercoalition.org