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Here's Where People Are Marching, Rallying, And Demanding Reform In New Orleans This Week

Tegan Wendland

As cities across the nation grapple with their response to mass uprisings following the police killing of George Floyd, advocates and organizers in New Orleans continue to take to the streets this week to demand policy reform.

Advocates are celebrating the Supreme Court ruling on Monday providing workplace protections for trans workers, but say trans people in America still face systemic discrimination, especially trans Black people. This Friday also marks Juneteenth, a major national holiday marking the end of slavery in 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were free.

All week long, rallies and actions are planned to demand police accountability, defunding the NOPD, support for essential workers, and protections for people who are transgender.


Justice For Westbank

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

Organized by families of people killed by JPSO

Bike Ride for Change: Protest Against Racist Street Names

6:30 p.m.

The French Market

Organized by the A.P. Tureaud Legacy Committee


Caravan to support sanitation workers and distribute flyers

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chef Menteur Highway (Winn Dixie parking lot)

Organized by the Power Coalition

Protest at Mayor Cantrell’s house

2 p.m.
3623 Louisiana Parkway Ave.

(From a poster handed out at a People's Assembly rally on June 5th)

Rally to Defend Trans People

4 p.m.
Orleans Civil Clerk of Court

Facebook event here

Organized by Real Name Campaign NOLA

Educate Agitate Organize: 3 Year Anniversary for People's Assembly

6 p.m.

Jackson Square

Facebook event here

Organized by New Orleans People's Assembly


Rally for reparations

9 a.m. at Nora Navra Library

Followed by a march to Congo Square

Juneteenth Freedom March


Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola

Facebook event here

Organized by VOTE Shreveport Chapter, VOTE Lafayette Chapter and VOTE Baton Rouge Chapter

Juneteenth: Mobilizing Millennials March

2:30 p.m.

Louis Armstrong Park

Facebook event here

Organized by Mobilizing Millennials

Accountability for Police: defund and abolish

6 p.m.

Jackson Square

Presentation of a draft of demands to the city, including community members at decision-making tables, flipping the budget and police accountability.

Organized by New Orleans People’s Assembly

Tegan has reported on the coast for WWNO since 2015. In this role she has covered a wide range of issues and subjects related to coastal land loss, coastal restoration, and the culture and economy of Louisiana’s coastal zone, with a focus on solutions and the human dimensions of climate change. Her reporting has been aired nationally on Planet Money, Reveal, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Marketplace, BBC, CBC and other outlets. She’s a recipient of the Pulitzer Connected Coastlines grant, CUNY Resilience Fellowship, Metcalf Fellowship, and countless national and regional awards.

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