NOLA to Angola is excited to announce our 2nd annual spring ride. ‘Spring Brake’ is coming to City Park on April 6th!
REGISTER HERE! (Registration is free/sliding scale)
This event is a fundraiser for 4 local organizations: Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, Operation Restoration, & Ubuntu Village. It begins with an 10-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.
Click here to donate to our fundraiser!
Our triumphant return to Shelter 1 will be followed by a cookout! Representatives from various prison justice organizations will be present for information and conversation. Live music will also be part of the fun.
This ride is open to children and people of all abilities; you are also welcome to join us for the 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 Mightycause team to raise money and awareness for Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, Operation Restoration, & Ubuntu Village. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to support these organizations’ important work.
Incarceration touches all of our lives. But it impacts people disproportionately based on race and class, and tragically, across all age groups. The heightened police presence and harsh school policies in New Orleans have created a school to prison pipeline, meaning the state is incarcerating young people in shocking numbers, thereby dividing our communities with greater permanency.
Our partner organizations are dedicated to fighting mass incarceration among Louisiana’s young people. Riders who choose to participate in our Mightycause team will have the opportunity to share youth justice information with their families, colleagues, and friends and help further our partner organizations’ work! 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.
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children: Our mission is to create a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system. Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children is a grassroots, state-wide, membership-based, inter-generational organization working to transform the systems that put children at risk of prison. Through empowerment, leadership development, and training we strive to keep children from going to prison and support those who have and their families.
Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights: Using direct representation and advocacy, we fight to keep children out of the justice system so that they can thrive in their homes and communities. We envision a Louisiana where every child, no matter their race or class, is free to be a kid and supported in becoming a healthy adult.
Operation Restoration: Operation Restoration supports women and girls impacted by incarceration to recognize their full potential, restore their lives, and discover new possibilities. We believe that focusing on achieving successful reentry through the advancement of higher education gives women the confidence, faith and wherewithal to endure. Operation Restoration helps in eradicating the individual and structural barriers to higher education, while establishing economic security, long term stability, and civic participation for women who have criminal convictions (including those currently and formerly incarcerated) and their families.
Ubuntu Village: Ubuntu’s mission is to provide programming that delivers social, economic, and transformational justice to children and communities. We work primarily with youth who are involved in the criminal justice system and their families. Our program involves immediate triaging and connecting to services as well as longer term educational planning, skills development, mentoring, and leadership development. This includes anti-oppression training, know your rights curricula, restorative parenting discussions, participatory action research, and history lessons.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Our tentative route for Saturday: