Monday, May 21, 2012

IWO Annual Meeting and Brunch

This local NOW chapter is a big supporter of IWO (Independent Women's Organization) and the political opportunities and information that they provide to feminists. We're sending along these important event details for the Independent Women's Organization's annual meeting:

Saturday, June 9
10am - 1pm

Eiffel Society
2040 St. Charles Ave.


Until Midnight on June 2:
$35.00 for members
$45.00 for guests

From June 3 until June 6:
$40.00 for members
$50.00 for guests

Go to the IWO New Orleans website and follow the link to use your credit card or Paypal account to purchase tickets:

You can also send checks, made out to Independent Women's Organization, to 4117 S. Saratoga, NOLA 70115

The speaker will be Beverly Wright

A leading scholar on and advocate for environmental justice, Beverly Wright was honored with the Heinz Award for her work on behalf of communities, especially those in Louisiana’s "Cancer Alley."

As head of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University in New Orleans, she has been tackling issues of environmental racism and working to raise the profile of environmental issues in poor and minority communities nationwide.

Since Hurricane Katrina, much of her work at the Deep South Center has focused on research, policy and community outreach as well as assistance and education of displaced African-American residents of New Orleans. Dr. Wright, who is a professor of sociology, lost her own home to Katrina and has been an advocate of the safe return of residents, addressing the critical issues of health and environmental restoration and monitoring fairness as it relates to standards of clean up.

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