What to know in New Orleans this week (March 3): Women’s Day workers.. voting info… coronavirus risk … and more

By Gambit Weekly

March 2, 2020

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, New Orleans activists will host a march Sunday, March 8, to demand higher wages and better conditions for the city’s women, trans and non-binary workers. This will be the second annual International Working Women’s Day march in New Orleans.

Organized by the New Orleans Peoples Assembly, the march will start at 1 p.m. at Congo Square and end with a rally at City Hall. The New Orleans Hospitality Workers Alliance also will participate.

Organizer Angela Kinlaw said 20 speakers will discuss topics including health care, education, worker safety, reproductive rights, migrant workers and environmental issues. All topics will connect to a theme of increasing wages for New Orleans workers.

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