Tuesday, March 29, 2022

BLACK TIE FIESTA AT THE MEXICAN EMBASSY (MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE). Sat, April 23, 2022 @ 08:15PM To Sat, April 23, 2022 @ 11:45PM


BLACK TIE FIESTA AT THE MEXICAN EMBASSY (Mexican Cultural Institute)

Sat, April 23, 2022 @ 08:15PM To Sat, April 23, 2022 @ 11:45PM

Mexican Cultural Institute (Embassy's Cultural Center)
2829 16th St NW,
Washington, District Of Columbia

$115

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DETAILS

  • The Majesty of Mexico City 
  • The Charm of Acapulco 
  • The Excitement of Cancun 
  • The Mysteries of Guadalajara

On Saturday night, April 23rd,  be transported into a world filled with the wonders of the Mayan legends and the beauty of Cancun’s beaches as TTD invites you to step onto Mexican soil for an upscale cultural evening. Put on your best dresses and tuxedos as we spend a royal evening in this multi-roomed, multi-leveled Mexican Cultural palace filled with rich art, history, music, dance, food, drink, and much more!

The Embassy’s Cultural Center is a unique and beautiful building, one of the best of its kind in the world. It contains several large floors, each displaying the charms of the different regions of our neighbor to the south. Beautiful gardens, city nightclubs, historic palaces, art galleries, and much more await you inside!


Featuring:

LIVE MEXICAN DANCE SHOW AND MARIACHI BAND:
Experience a live costumed Mariachi troupe with music and dancing. Its members have origins from all over Mexico and other parts of Latin America. The traditional mariachi ensemble emerged in the 1800s in several western states of Mexico, including Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, and Michoacán. It is found at weddings, birthdays, Saint’s Day celebrations, rural dances, and many other social occasions. The spirit of celebration is recreated through its music and dancing.

Special dancers will be on hand to perform and teach traditional Mexican dancing, in addition to performing an amazing, authentic Mariachi dance performance with traditional costumes!

DJ AND LATE-NIGHT DANCING:
One of Washington, D.C.’s best D.J.s will rival the best nightclubs in Cancun with both American and Mexican pop music and dancing. Includes modern high energy, Retro, Salsa, today’s top 40 hits, and much more!

MEXICAN BUFFET:
Challenge your taste buds with an authentic Mexican buffet. Featuring: crispy and soft tacos; Mexican rice refried beans; pico de gallo; chips and salsa; spinach quesadillas; cheese quesadillas; enchiladas; flan and tres leches; and chile con queso dip. (Menu subject to change to equal or more substantial-quality).

OPEN BAR:

Enjoy an open bar featuring a wide array of Mexican beers, wines, and, of course, Tequila!


ART GALLERIES OF THE MEXICAN CULTURAL CENTER:
As you tour these incredible grounds, you will encounter a special art gallery.


GREETING:

Meet members of the Institute and learn more about our neighbors to the south during a special welcome.


WIN A TRIP TO MEXICO:
A special drawing will take place for all attendees as one person will win hotel accommodations and plane to Mexico!

NOTE:  YOU MUST BE 21 or OVER TO ATTEND

SUGGESTED ATTIRE

Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for Men, Cocktail Dresses for Women Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.

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City Council Utility Committee Meeting - Ethics Ban on Campaign Contributions. New Orleans

 

City Council Utility Committee Meeting - Ethics Ban on Campaign Contributions

 

 

 

REMINDER! Make Your Voice Heard!

City Council Utility Committee Meeting -

Ethics Ban on Campaign Contributions

 

 

On TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022 at 10:00AM, the Utility Committee of the City Council will hold a public meeting to hear comments and vote on a proposed ethics law that bans campaign contributions. A vote in favor by the Committee moves the proposed ethics law to the full City Council for a vote. 

 

Make your voice heard. Attend the meeting. Call, email or tweet your Councilmembers. Ask everyone you know in New Orleans to do the same. 

  

WHAT DOES THE PROPOSED ETHICS LAW PROHIBIT?  

·    “No Councilmember or candidate seeking the office of Councilmember shall accept or otherwise receive a campaign contribution or any other financial benefit of any value from:   

·    Any entity that provides an electric or gas utility, cable, telecommunications or technology service regulated by the City Council;   

·    Any political action committee, director or executive staff person of a corporation or entity regulated by the City Council;   

·    Any person, firm or entity with a professional service contract awarded by the City Council; or  

·    Any person, firm or entity with a professional service contract awarded by the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board."     

 

Click HERE to view the full text.  

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP? MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!   

 

Attend the Utility Committee meeting and make a comment in support of the proposed ethics law. The meeting starts at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street. 

 

Submit a comment on the Council website. The public comment form will open on Monday, March 28. Be sure to send your comment no later than 8:00AM, Tuesday, March, 29 so that it can be read at the meeting. Select agenda item "Ordinance Cal. No. 33,367 - Prohibited Campaign Contributions." To submit your comment to the Council Utility Committee, click here. 

 

Email your Councilmembers and tell them to vote “yes” on the proposed ethics ordinance. Please note that Councilmember Helena Moreno (At-Large) is sponsoring the proposed ethics law. Councilmembers on the Utility Committee are in bold and have an asterisk next to their names. 

 

Helena Moreno (At-Large) - helena.moreno@nola.gov*

 

J.P. Morrell (At-Large) - jp.morrell@nola.gov*

 

Joe Giarrusso (District A) - joseph.giarrusso@nola.gov*

 

Lesli Harris (District B) - lesli.harris@nola.gov 

 

Freddie King (District C) - freddie.king@nola.gov* 

 

Eugene Green (District D) - eugene.green@nola.gov 

 

Oliver Thomas (District E) - oliver.thomas@nola.gov* 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Greater New Orleans Interfaith Climate Coalition and its partner organizations proposed an ordinance, a local law, to strengthen the City of New Orleans Code of Ethics to prohibit a campaign contribution or other financial benefit from a utility provider or other entity that is regulated or contracted by the New Orleans City Council. 

 

The passage of this ordinance is a necessary safeguard against the potential for undue influence on energy costs, climate policies, and other important issues handled by the Council that impact the daily lives of all New Orleanians. 

 

The Ethics Review Board unanimously voted in favor of this proposed ethics law. Councilmember Helena Moreno is sponsoring it.  

 

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY. HBCU Environmental Justice And Climate Corps Internship


 

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

Accepting Applications for the HBCU Environmental Justice And Climate Corps Internship

 

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) is continuing to accept applications for the HBCU Environmental Justice and Climate Corps Internship. Five interns representing five Gulf Coast states will immerse themselves in a hands-on research to action project working with a partner community based organization disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards and climate change. 

The five Gulf Coast communities are New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX, Gulfport, MS, Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL.

 

Compensation $2,500



The application deadline is April 23, 2022.

Funded by:

 

ABOUT

 

The HBCU Environmental Justice and Climate Corps Internship will develop the capacity of HBCU students to become active leaders in community issues of environmental justice and climate change; provide a comprehensive community engagement plan for the transfer of knowledge to partner communities; and facilitate the dissemination of environmental justice and climate change information within the partner communities.

 

The intern will conduct research in one of the following areas:

·    Environmental Justice

·    Climate Change

·    Food Security

·    Environmental Health Disparities

·    Environmental Policy

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Qualifications

·    Have a passionate interest in environmental justice and climate change advocacy.

·    Attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)

·    Rising undergraduate Junior or above; Graduate Student

·    3.0 GPA or above

 

Skills

·    Strong interpersonal and communication skills

·    Highly organized with strong attention to detail

·    Ability to meet deadlines and take initiative, assist others and resolve problems

·    Excellent time management and planning skills

·    Must be able to attend internship in-person

 

Required Documents

You will be required to upload the following in .pdf or .docx format.

·    One- page cover letter

·    Resume 

·    A 3-5 page writing sample demonstrating why environmental justice and climate change advocacy and research is important to you.

·    College Transcript

 

Important Dates

April 23, 2022: Application Deadline

May 15, 2022: Interns notified of placement

June 15, 2022: Internship Begins

Aug. 31, 2022: Last Day of Summer Internship

Sept. 5, 2022: Presentation of summer experience

 

 

Questions? Contact Mary Williams - maryw@dscej.org

 


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