12/12 – 20th Anniversary of the New Orleans Human Rights Ordinance

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the New Orleans Human Rights Ordinance with PFLAG New Orleans and Forum For Equality on Monday, December 12, 2011.

In 1991, New Orleans enacted a “Bill of Rights” that made it unlawful to discriminate in commercial spaces, employment, housing accommodations, private clubs, and public accommodations on the basis of age, color, creed, gender or sex, marital status, national origin/ancestry, physical condition/disability, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The New Orleans City Council added gender identification to the city’s non-discrimination ordinances in 1997.

New Orleans also established the Human Relations Commission to investigate discrimination claims. Upon being contacted with a complaint, the Commission staff will advise an individual of their rights under New Orleans’ non-discrimination laws and when appropriate, will assist an individual in filing a confidential complaint with the office.    Those who are found to have violated the non- discrimination laws face fines of up to $500 or up to six months in jail.

Come Join the Forum For Equality and PFLAG-New Orleans in honoring:

1991 City Council Members who voted for its passage!
— Johnny Jackson, Jim Singleton, and Lambert Boissiere, as well as Dorothy Mae Taylor and Joe Giarrusso, posthumously

AND Our Community’s Coordinating Committee Members who made it a reality!
— Jim Wiltberger, Susan Clade, Joan Ladnier, Stewart Butler, Rich Magill, Judy Montz, and Randy Evans, as well as and Sandra Pailet, posthumously. The Committee was comprised of two representatives from each of the coalition groups working on the Ordinance — Forum For Equality , PFLAG New Orleans, LAGPAC, and the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues.

Monday, December 12th from 5:30 to 7:30
Arthur Roger Gallery
432 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA

Tickets: $20 for 20 Years!
Proceeds to benefit PFLAG New Orleans and Forum For Equality’s Safe Schools Initiatives.
To purchase tickets:
1. Online at http://bit.ly/vqUjZQ
2. Call SarahJane, FFE Managing Director, at 504.569.9156
3. At the door!

Wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served!


About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
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