Statewide Education & Policy Campaign Director in New Orleans for Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)
Breakout Session Presenter: Working with Advocates to Effect Change
Damekia Morgan, a native New Orleanian, is the Statewide Education & Policy Campaign Director in New Orleans for Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) organizing with and providing advocacy for many families across the greater New Orleans area and throughout Louisiana. Ms. Morgan is a graduate of Southern University at New Orleans where she received a B.A. degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Morgan has been working on children’s issues for at least 15 years in Louisiana, her efforts has been featured in both national and local print media, radio, and reports. She was the brains behind Louisiana’s polite Pre-Child Care Assistance program, which provide financial assistance for parents and guardians while seeking employment or enrolling in school. She has appeared on many panels speaking on issues around Juvenile Justice, School to Prison Pipeline, Early Childhood, and Coalition Building. Currently Ms. Morgan is working on a statewide campaign to reduce the number of children entering the juvenile justice system from the system of education feeder – organizing with children, youth, parents and the community to keep kids in school and out of the Juvenile Justice System. Ms. Morgan work as an advocate, organizer and policy analysis/changer has had a positive impact on children and families lives in New Orleans and Louisiana. Ms. Morgan is an emerging education expert who serves on various non-profit boards with the goal of improving society through service for the well-being of children. We must ensure that every child lives in a society that nourishes and support their dreams.