We are hoping you will join FFLIC for our 20th Anniversary Mock Jazz Funeral memorializing the lost dreams of our children. This year we are adding a Trunk or Treat to be held on Saturday, October 30, at 12 noon in Monroe, LA. We will be convening near the Ochsner LSU Medical Center of Monroe on Jackson around 11:30 AM and from there we will caravan (by car or walking) to Swanson-Monroe Youth Facility for a press conference and goodie bag giveaway. The October event is part of Youth Justice Action Month, #YJAM.
This family friendly event is based in Monroe to fight the rebuild of the youth prison and to raise community awareness to the disparate and inhumane treatment of youth of color. It’s especially important to take action now that Governor Edwards recently spoke about the need for the new youth prison, after being silent on the many atrocities our youth have faced during a pandemic and hurricane.
We will also be sharing a community invitation to a listening session in Monroe in the upcoming weeks to discuss community concerns, alternatives to punitive systems, how to better invest prison construction dollars in the local community, and how communities can take action to build holistic networks of support for youth and ensure every young person has the opportunity to live a full and productive life.
*We ask that you please wear a mask.
Monroe, LA 71202