We are currently running our third pilot of Anti-Racism Action Nuggets™. The 12-week series includes bi-weekly learning “nuggets,” each with tangible, concrete ideas on how to use your privilege to undo systemic racism, along with four 90-minute live events to dig deeper on the content within the nuggets.
We plan to offer the series again in Winter 2023 – if you're interested, be sure to sign up for our waitlist!
Many of us see how the current “red” vs “blue” divide is corroding women’s ability to listen to each other, to explore issues of shared concern, and to illuminate common ground. This divide impacts our families and friends, holds back progress, and weakens us as a nation.
In response, many NOW, LOVE members are committed to building our capacity to have respectful, productive conversations with people who may have different driving values, and different positions on major issues of our times. Rather than begin a new stream of work along these lines, we are learning from existing initiatives and supporting their efforts. Here are a just a few places and spaces we recommend exploring: Braver Angels (a national effort), The Flip Side (a reliable news source), Ellevate, LA (a Louisiana-specific effort to put policy over politics), Make Shift Coffeehouse (a successful model for the nation). There are a zillion sets of tips for talking with people about potentially divisive issues. Here is just one article we like a lot 11 Ways to Speak People Who Disagree. This is all easy to read about, hard to do, and essential. The future of our nation, our communities, and indeed our families, rests in our ability to engage in meaningful, productive dialogue. Connect, NOW!
Louisiana ranks extremely low in critical and health-related factors for women, including: the health status of women, the safety of women, and the economic status of women. Louisiana’s critical health and economic disparities especially impact the health and well-being of women of color.
NOW, LOVE leaders Julianna Padgett and Betty DiMarco crafted a report on these issues, with input from 13 women leaders from the community.