Marsiglia Institute of Justice announces spring 2022 cohort

Feb. 4, 2022

NEW ORLEANS - United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law announced today the 16 community members selected for the spring 2022 cohort of the Nancy M. Marsiglia Institute of Justice, a 12-week course on the U.S. Constitution. 

This diverse group of participants, representing the Institute’s seventh class, have committed to thoughtfully study U.S. government while engaging in and promoting civil discourse.

  • Missy Andrade, Boys & Girls Club in Louisiana
  • Lisa Barbato, Self-Employed
  • Steven Benyard, Entergy
  • Regina Brown, Louisiana DPS & C Office of Juvenile Justice
  • Bonnie Canal, The Resiliency Institute
  • Hugh Evans, Self-Employed
  • Natori Green, Broadmoor Improvement Association
  • Robyn Guillen, University of New Orleans
  • Natalie Jayroe, Second Harvest Food Bank of GNO & Acadiana
  • Tameka Joseph, Walmart Inc.
  • Martha Landrum, Retired
  • Janice Lucas, Loyola New Orleans University
  • Linedda McIver, AARP-Louisiana
  • Cathy McRae, Retired
  • Terri North, Providence Community Housing
  • Jessica Strider, Coca-Cola

Named in honor of the late Nancy M. Marsiglia, a highly-respected community activist, the Institute pairs traditional study of the Constitution through its articles, Bill of Rights, and amendments with challenging class discussions and dynamic lectures from high-profile experts.

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