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Mayor’s Office Announces New Initiative on Racial Reconciliation

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new multi-year initiative focused on race, reconciliation and community-building. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Welcome Table New Orleans, will bring citizens of different racial groups and backgrounds together to build relationships that lead to improvements in key areas throughout the city.

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Welcome Table New Orleans Invites Residents to Register as Participants

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, The Welcome Table New Orleans announced open registration external link for residents to apply for a seat in one of the Welcome Table New Orleans Groups. During the last two months, nearly 500 New Orleans residents have participated in briefing sessions on The Welcome Table New Orleans. The Welcome Table New Orleans external link, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,will bring citizens of different racial groups and backgrounds together to build relationships that lead to improvements in key areas throughout the city.

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Mayor Landrieu, Partners and Community Celebrate First Year of Welcome Table

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Landrieu hosted a special event celebrating the first year of the Welcome Table New Orleans initiative, along with participants in the initiative, the Kellogg Foundation, the William Winter Institute and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. The event highlighted the participants’ racial reconciliation projects and their commitment to the process.

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Mayor Landrieu Celebrates First Year of Welcome Table New Orleans Mother's Circle

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Landrieu, along with Welcome Table New Orleans Mother’s Circle participants and the William Winter Institute, hosted a special event celebrating the first year of the Welcome Table New Orleans Mother’s Circle. The Welcome Table New Orleans is a citywide initiative that focuses on race, reconciliation and community building. This initiative brings diverse people together to share stories, build relationships, tackle the issue of race and find ways to work together to make the city better and stronger. The one-year anniversary event highlighted the work of four mothers who have participated in the Welcome Table New Orleans Mother’s Circle.

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Mayor Landrieu Announces 2016 Welcome Table New Orleans Outlook

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Landrieu announced a series of events that will take place throughout 2016 as part of the Welcome Table New Orleans external link, a multi-year citywide initiative focused on race, reconciliation and community building. This year, eight citizen-led circles will reveal their various reconciliation projects to the community through workshops, business models, public art installations and more.

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Mothers Who Lost Sons to Violence Hold Silent March Against Crime

EW ORLEANS -- WWL-TV and The Welcome Table New Orleans along with the Mothers Circle participated in a silent march against violence Saturday morning in New Orleans. 

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Sign Up for The Welcome Table New Orleans: Jarvis DeBerry

There will never be true racial harmony in this country or in this city if the people of various races don't talk to one another, don't share their truths with one another. New Orleans is preparing for the second year of an initiative called The Welcome Table. Created by Mississippi's William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the name The Welcome Table describes the concept. People of different races are invited to sit down with one another and do something novel: talk to one another. The Welcome Table New Orleans external link, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,will bring citizens of different racial groups and backgrounds together to build relationships that lead to improvements in key areas throughout the city.

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At Welcome Table New Orleans, Race is a Tough But Necessary Topic

The most consistent conclusion reached by participants and officials of Welcome Table New Orleans seems to be exactly why the program exists in the first place: Race is a difficult thing to talk about, but we have to try.  

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Get your Seat at the Welcome Table, New Orleans' Racial Reconciliation Program: Jarvis DeBerry

You still have a little more time to sign up for a New Orleans racial reconciliation program that's being funded by a $1.2 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. "The Welcome Table" was founded at the University of Mississippi's William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation. It seeks to bring people from various communities to the same table for honest, heartfelt conversation.

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‘Lots of Talk’ Deputy Mayor Discusses Confederate Monuments and Welcome Table New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - The seemingly endless debate for how to handle the controversial Confederate monuments in New Orleans is now one step closer to a resolution. With guidance from Judy Reese Morse, New Orleans Deputy Mayor, community members engaged in a round table discussion aimed at letting their opinions be both listened to and heard.

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