In response to this recent post on NOLAFemmes, we were contacted by Janet Hays of the Zion City Neighborhood Improvement Association.
I am fully aware – [and horrified] – of the fact that the gang rape that happened last month was at a property in Zion City owned by the president of the BioDistrict.
In light of that rape, we – in conjunction with Councilmember Stacy Head’s office – are arranging a clean up for the Zion City Neighborhood.
As part of the clean up, we are involving women’s groups that may be interested in helping us educate people on mechanisms and resources they can employ to protect themselves from violent criminals. We would also like to amplify the idea that real estate owners should not be allowed to scoop up properties in neighborhoods for the purposes of letting them stay in blighted conditions while waiting for a State buyout or property values to increase. Buyers should be made to do something with the real estate they own within 6 months of purchase in order to contribute something to the communities they ate investing in – or resell to buyers that are truly invested.
We will have informational tables set up for health care and awareness organizations promoting self defense and real community development.
If you or any groups you are affiliated with would like to participate and get you message out, please contact me!
Here is the flyer – if anyone or any groups are interested in participating, please contact the Zion City Neighborhood Improvement Association via e-mail: JusticeZionCityNO@att.net or by telephone: 504-274-6091
This event would be a great opportunity for service learning or community service. Thank you to the Zion City Neighborhood Improvement Association for choosing NOLAFemmes to help spread the word on this event.