Cookout and Ride for Prison Justice


NOLA to Angola, in collaboration with our partners GetUpNRide and Rubarb, is excited to announce our 1st annual Cookout and Prison Justice Ride on April 7th!



This event is a fundraiser for 4 local organizations: Women With A Vision, Congreso, VOTE, and the First 72+. It begins with an 8-mile social ride. We will leave City Park’s Shelter 1 at 10:00 AM and meander through the city, with breaks where our partner organizations will share information about their work.

Our triumphant return to Shelter 1 will be followed by a cookout! Representatives from various prison justice organizations, including OPPRC, Ubuntu Village, Books 2 Prisoners, the Promise of Justice Initiative, the Juror Project, and Crescent Care, will be present for information and conversation. Bike games for kids and face painting will also be part of the festivities.

This ride is open to children and people of all abilities; you are also welcome to join us for the cookout celebration in the park if you do not participate in the bike ride. We anticipate that the cookout will start around 1:00 PM.

We also invite everyone to join our Razoo team to raise money and awareness for Women With A Vision, Congreso, VOTE, and the First 72+. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to support these organizations’ important work. Riders who choose to participate in our Razoo team will have the opportunity to share prison justice information with their families, colleagues, and friends and help further the fight against mass incarceration in New Orleans! This is completely optional, but we strongly encourage you to join. The option is available in the registration document.


Any extra money from sliding scale ($0-$100) registration fees will also be donated to these four organizations. You can find each organization’s mission statement below.

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WOMEN WITH A VISION: The mission of Women With A Vision is to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities by addressing the social conditions that hinder their health and well-being. We accomplish this through relentless advocacy, health education, supportive services, and community-based participatory research.

CONGRESO: The Congress of Day Laborers is an organization of immigrant workers and families founded by the day laborers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It is a hub for immigrants across the Southeast region, and a leadership pipeline for hundreds of immigrant workers and families into public life and social movement participation.

VOTE: VOTE is a grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people (FIP), our families and our allies. We are dedicated to restoring the full human and civil rights of those most impacted by the criminal (in)justice system. Together we have the experiences, expertise and power to improve public safety in New Orleans and beyond without relying on mass incarceration

THE FIRST 72+: Our mission is to stop the cycle of incarceration by fostering independence and self-sustainability through education, stable and secure housing & employment, health care, and community engagement. Through the leadership and wisdom of formerly incarcerated people themselves, the First 72+ transforms the re-entry experience into one that builds on the strengths and abilities of people returning home from prison and ensures that they, their families, and their communities are given the greatest opportunity to grow and thrive.




NOLA to Angola, en colaboración con nuestras organizaciones hermanas GetUpNRide y Rubarb, anunciamos con entusiasmo nuestro primer Picnic Annual y Rodada por la Justicia en las Prisiones este 7 de Abril!


Este evento es para recaudar findos para cuatro organizaciones: Women With A Vision, Congreso, VOTE, y los First 72+. Partiremos del Albergue 1 del City Park a las 10:00 am para circular por la ciudad, con descansos en diversos puntos de información facilitados por nuestras organizaciones hermanas.

Tendremos una fiesta-picnic a nuestro retorno triunfal al Albergue 1! Habrá representantes de diversas organizaciones dedicadas a la justicia en las prisiones, incluyendo OPPRC, Ubuntu Village, Books 2 Prisoners, la Promise of Justice Initiative, el Juror Project, y Crescent Care, todas ellas estarán brindando información. Habrá juegos en bicicleta para los niños y pinta-caritas que serán parte de las festividades.

Esta rodada está abierta para niños y personas con todas capacidades físicas; todes son bienvenides en la fiesta-picnic en el parque si no desean participar en la rodada. El plan es comenzar la fiesta-picnic a la 1:00 pm.

También invitamos a todos a unirse a nuestro equipo de concientización y recaudación de fondos para Women With A Vision, Congreso, VOTE, y los First 72+. Nuestra meta es colectar $5,000 para apoyar el importante trabajo de estas organizaciones. Los ciclistas que deseen participar en nuestro equipo de recaudación tendrán la oportunidad de compartir información sobre la justicia en las prisiones con sus familias, colegas, y amigos para apoyar más la lucha contra el confinamiento masivo en Nueva Orleans! Aunque esto es completamente opcional, queremos animar a todes a participar. Esta opción se puede especificar en la ficha de inscripción.


Todas las donaciones adicionales recibidas (en escala de $0-$100) como pago de inscripción también serán donadas a estas cuatro organizaciones. Puedes leer sobre la mission de cada organización abajo.

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One response to “Cookout and Ride for Prison Justice”

  1. […] Saturday, April 7/City Park Shelter #1: Are you ready to get up and ride? Nola To Angola is hosting a “Ride and Cookout for Prison Justice” on Saturday. The bike ride begins at 10:00 AM (meet at shelter #1 in City Park), and the cookout will begin at 1:00 PM (all are invited, even non-riders). This event is a fundraiser for 4 local organizations: Women With A Vision, Congreso, VOTE, and the First 72+. It begins with an 8-mile social ride. They will leave City Park’s Shelter 1 at 10:00 AM and meander through the city, with breaks where the partner organizations will share information about their work. If you want to join, you can register here.  […]

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