Screening of “Five Awake” and Advocacy Panel
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Junior League of New Orleans Headquarters
4319 Carondelet Street
Directed by Donna Dees and Susan Willis, “Five Awake” follows five women working to strengthen Louisiana’s domestic violence laws. Rep. Helena Moreno, who sponsored the legislative package, worked with Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Beth Meeks, Chief Operating Officer of United Way of Southeast Louisiana Charmaine Cacciopi, attorney for United Way of Southeast Louisiana Kim Sport, and Director of the New Orleans Family Justice Center Mary Claire Landry.
All six bills proposed by the team of women were passed unanimously during the 2014 regular legislative session and signed into law within a year.
Following the 35-minute documentary, the film’s featured legislators Rep. Moreno and Sen. JP Morrell will share best practices for partnering with lawmakers to reach public policy goals.
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by visiting www.jlno.org/fiveawakescreening.