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october, 2016

sat22oct12:00 pm4:00 pmSecond Line For Equal JusticeKermit's Treme Mother In Law Lounge12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST Kermit's Treme Mother In Law Lounge, 1500 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

Event Details

Join us for a huge second line as we stand together to send a powerful message to our city and state government to fully fund our public defenders office! Two of the hottest brass bands will be leading the way: Da Truth Brass Band and TBC Brass Band! Please help us spread the word and click the ‘invite’ and invite as many of your friends as you can so we can make this a historic second line!

The 6th Amendment to our constitution guarantees every person the right to council. Over 80% of people arrested in New Orleans cannot afford a lawyer and the system responsible for providing legal representation is tragically underfunded. The results are heartbreaking: wrongful convictions, poor people sitting in jail without a lawyer, and people pleading guilty to crimes they didn’t commit simply to get out of jail.

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Everyone deserves equal justice regardless of income and justice is being denied everyday in New Orleans and across Louisiana.

We will gather at Kermit’s Treme Mother In Law Lounge and Second Line to the Criminal District Court and back. We will make a stop at the Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar on Orleans and stop at the court house for a rally for equal justice. Then return to Kermit’s Treme Mother In Law Lounge.

We will be joined by a growing coaltion of organizations, Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs, Mardi Gras Indians, and churches. The following are participating: Orleans Public Defenders, Voice Of The Ex-offender, Women With A Vision, Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Nine Times Social Aid and Pleasure Club, The Red Hawk Hunters, Ladies and Mens Rollers, First Grace United Methodist Church, Lady Buck Jumpers, Men Buck Jumpers, C.T.C., The Big 9, Team Woody, The Single Men,The Original 9 Times Ladies, C.I.A. Ladies, 9 Times Selective Ladies, 9 SL, Seals Class Act, The Dumaine Street Gang, Devastation Men and Ladies, Keeping it Real, The Uptown Swingers, Ladies of Unity, Project Ishmael, Hagar’s House, Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, and many more.

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This is the full route: Begin in the direction of Claiborne and Orleans Ave. making a RIGHT at Orleans continue down Orleans and STOP at 1933 Orleans at OOH-POO-PAH-DOO Bar for a Speech.
Continue on Orleans toward Broad and make a LEFT onto Broad headed to Perdido.
Make a RIGHT on Perdido and then a RIGHT on S. Dupre and then a RIGHT on Tulane. Continue on Tulane and STOP at the steps of the Criminal Court for a speech.
Parade starts back up on Tulane and will make a quick LEFT at Broad up Broad to Orleans make a RIGHT on Orleans from Orleans continue to Claiborne and make a LEFT at Claiborne and continue to Kermit’s Treme Mother in Law Lounge to DISBAND.

If you are able plese consider helping us cover the costs of this Second Line: https://www.gofundme.com/2n7n92k

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Location

Kermit's Treme Mother In Law Lounge

1500 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

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