Florentina Staigers

Florentina Staigers
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Cohort Start Year: 2017 Project Topics: Education, Violence and Trauma Population Served: At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations
Policy Specialist
Equity in All Places (Urban League of Louisiana)

New Orleans has a murder rate almost 10 times the national average. But a conversation about violence must include structural violence. I am working with a small organization, Equity in All Places, to help communities and individuals heal from institutional violence on the community and individual level. We are advocating for equitable policies; building multiracial, multiethnic coalitions; and creating space for authentic and self-aware dialogues on issues of race and intersectionality.

My life’s purpose is to help raise the consciousness of the world, starting with myself. I am a social justice attorney, writer, and facilitator, and I choose work that enhances social welfare by cultivating peace, compassion, and understanding through principles of justice and equity.

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