To briefly describe the event, the Second-line for Justice was an event held on March 13, 2013. This particular event was held in favor of our staff in the public schools of New Orleans and surrounding areas. Sponsored by SEIU, intergenerational groups ranging from ages 9 to 70 worked together, organized and hosted a second line from the Recovery School District (RSD) to City Hall. The essential purpose was to inform the community of the issues of these hard working and dedicated people but to also expand/create conditions for healthy workers, students, and communities.
Honestly, before the Second-line for Justice I had no idea about the circumstances/conditions of our public schools’ staff’s working arrangements. I never knew that our cafeteria workers and custodians don’t even have the luxury of “calling in sick.” It’s unfair. Each and every one of us contributes to the education of this city’s youth. As a student, I stand in full favor of our hard working parents and grandparents having well-deserved benefits.