Marsiglia Institute of Justice announces fall 2019 class

Diverse group will study the U.S. Constitution and its modern-day applications

NEW ORLEANS – Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and United Way of Southeast Louisiana announced today the 23 community leaders comprising the fall 2019 class of the Nancy M. Marsiglia Institute of Justice.

Now in its second year, the 12-week course educates established and burgeoning advocates on the principles and applications of the Constitution and empowers them to reclaim the civil discourse so urgently needed in our political climate.

Fall 2019 Marsiglia Institute participants include:  

  • Donica' Beckett, Well-Ahead Louisiana
  • Anthony Bentley, Community Leader
  • Anthony Bloise, Community Leader
  • Quiana Brown, KIPP New Orleans
  • Tina Brown, Community Leader 
  • Ann Conger, LCMC Health
  • Steven Edwards, Delgado Community College
  • Paul Flower, Woodward Design+Build
  • Janie Glade, Gladewaves, Inc. 
  • Vanessa Greenslade, United Way of Southeast Louisiana
  • Bambi Hall, GEC, Inc. 
  • Torrie Harris, City of New Orleans
  • Macede Jackson, ResCare/JOB 1 Business & Career Solutions
  • Darrell Johnson, Campaign for Black Male Achievement/University of Louisville
  • Ileana Ledet, Greater New Orleans, Inc.
  • Mary Malone, Community Leader
  • Syrita Steib Martin, Operation Restoration
  • Grayson Pool, Douglas S Pool A Medical Corporation
  • Chamblee Hayne Rainey, E Pluribus Unum Fund
  • Brinkley Serkedakis, Arabella Street Strategies
  • Elizabeth Silverhawke, Community Leader
  • Lea Young, Community Leader
  • Patrick Young, New Orleans Business Alliance

Named in honor of the late Nancy M. Marsiglia, a tireless community activist, the Institute pairs traditional study of the Constitution through its articles, Bill of Rights, and amendments with lectures from subject-matter experts and challenging discussions. Upon completion of the course, participants will be recognized as Distinguished Fellows of the Nancy M. Marsiglia Institute of Justice.

Applications for the spring 2019 session of the Marsiglia Institute will open Oct. 1, 2019. For more information, visit