New Orleans, LA
The New Orleans Peace & Economic Justice Project works closely with residents of the 7th Ward and the Desire /Florida neighborhood in the 9th Ward to fight for peaceful neighborhoods with economic security.
Our Peace Building & Conflict Resolution Project includes a campaign to counter military recruitment among high school youth, training in community organizing and conflict resolution using a human rights frame, community action and advocacy, and an annual Alternative Jobs Fair. We work with others groups in the city to re-build a peace movement, and also sponsor peace education talks and film screenings.
Our Economic Justice Project partners with other worker rights organizations in the fight for a living wage, including the campaign to pass a ‘First Source Policy’ at the New Orleans City Council. We are building the fight for food access and food security by assisting in the campaign to reopen Circle Food Store, the only Black owned supermarket in New Orleans, located in the heart of the 7th Ward.