NOLA’s legal field has long been white male-dominated. This collaborative seeks to change that
Missed Wednesday's Louisiana Considered? Here's what we discussed on the show:
Last year, a group of five women who work at law firms in New Orleans set out to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession in the city by founding the New Orleans Legal Diversity Collaborative (NOLDC). We speak with two of the NOLDC founding members, Eliska Plunkett and Heather Lonian, to learn about addressing structural disparities in the traditionally white male-dominated field.
But first, we delve into redistricting issues. Recently, a federal judge struck down Louisiana’s congressional redistricting map, arguing that the lawmakers behind the map violated the Voting Rights Act by limiting representation of Louisiana’s Black population. WRKF’s Capitol Access reporter Paul Braun tells us how we got here and what may happen next.
Also featured on the show, the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana elected Reverend Canon Shannon Rogers Duckworth to be the 12th Bishop of the Diocese. The election makes Duckworth the first woman Bishop in the Diocese’s more than 180-year history. Bishop-Elect Duckworth joins us to talk about her journey that led to this monumental moment.
Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Adam Vos. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh.
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