So grateful to have this person in my life.
Dinner at uptown Peruvian restaurant Cuzco with my friend Leah, whom I met a year ago through my volunteer work here.
I just visited with Smitty. We commiserated about the person who won the electoral votes, grieved for Hillary Clinton’s unrealized presidential ambitions, and hatched our plan for helping the next insanely qualified woman shatter the misogynistic ceiling. Smitty would quite like it if I’d stop publishing our conversations, so I will leave this here. But…
Beignets, cafe au lait, and my friend Corina, at Morning Call in City Park.
I ate lunch today at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, a New Orleans institution in the Treme neighborhood, and one of the first African American fine dining restaurants in the country. After he’d seated me, the twenty-something black man attending to my table asked, “How are you?” I sighed and answered, “I’m OK. How are you?” He…
I’m done working for the day. I helped not one Louisiana resident cast her/his vote, even after crossing New Orleans from one point to another this evening, to assist a person registered at a polling place whose workers denied him the right to vote there. (He was gone by the time I arrived and unresponsive…
Just got kicked out of the W. Smith Elementary School polling station in Violet, LA for doing election protection. Calling Southern Poverty Law Center now to report it. Our colleague just got kicked out of the N.P. Trist Middle School polling station in Meraux, LA for doing the same thing. Reported.
Doing election protection with Louisiana Civil Justice Center/Southern Poverty Law Center today, in partnership with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, to prevent people in Trump-heavy polling places from intimidating minority voters. Feeling excited and proud.
Butternut squash risotto (me) and tuna steak (my friend) at Basin on Magazine.
Stopped by The Orange Couch for a matcha latte and cherry blossom, chocolate peanut butter, and mango mochi. Lovely.