Upcoming Events


Friday, June 19th 

This Friday on Juneteenth, a day that honors Black freedom and Black resistance, we will come together as a region behind our collective vision of Gulf South for a Green New Deal. We know that there is no climate justice without racial justice. That is why we are launching our graphic connecting the Movement for Black Lives call to divest to the work already happening towards a Green New Deal in the Gulf South and beyond.


Join us: #InvestGND Juneteenth Action. Take a selfie in a precious place holding a sign that says “The Seas are Rising… And so are We!” Be sure to include #GulfSouth4GND and #InvestGND in your sign and post. Follow and tag GCCLP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@GCCLP).

Examples of Past Events:

9th Annual Regional Justice Leadership Summit

May 29, 2020 

The 9th annual Regional Leadership, hosted by the South Alabama Center for Fair Housing, will be held virtually on May 29. GCCLP and Gulf South for a Green New Deal are proud to co-sponsor this event to advance structural shifts towards justice and equity in our region. Join us as we engage leaders from across the Gulf South in dialogue to advance justice work in the region and connect the dots between fair housing, health, and climate change.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for this virtual event.





Friday,May 22nd - Saturday,May 23rd

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is joining with the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas - the Esto'k Gna people - to hold this Indigenous-led people's Tribunal to support the Tribe's continuing resistance against the petrochemical build-out and border wall expansion threatening their sacred sites in Garcia Pasture, within the Rio Grande Valley. The Tribunal will investigate rights violations by state and corporate actors against the Esto'k Gna and against the land, following a decolonized process that centers Indigenous voices and an Indigenous framework towards addressing harm and pursuing justice.


Connecting the dots between extractive infrastructure, the border, violence against Indigenous women and girls, ecology, and cultural erasure; this event will advance calls for Indigenous sovereignty, climate justice, and a Just Transition from this polluting economy. This Tribunal is part of the work of healing & reconciliation that is essential to Gulf South for a Green New Deal. Only when we acknowledge and repair past and present harms can we move towards ecological equity and collective liberation.

To respect everyone's safety, the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal for Human Rights will be held virtually, via webinar. 

Dates: Friday, May 22nd, 9:00am - 2:00pm CDT and

Saturday, May 23rd, 10:00am - 2:00pm CDT

Register: tinyurl.com/CarrizoComecrudoTribunal

For more info, contact: Matthew Kennedy at matthew@gcclp.org

#BP10 Comemmoration Event

Monday, April 20th, 2020

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy invites you to join us online to commemorate 10 years since the BP Deepwater Horizon Drilling Disaster on April 20th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT (11am-2pm EDT/ 8-11am PDT), as a regional convergence of Gulf South for Green New Deal to mobilize support to the frontlines. Register here.


Together we will remember lives that were lost 10 years ago, and the lives that continue to be lost as a result of this dangerous and extractive fossil fuel industry. We will hear from the frontlines in Mississippi, learn about the role of art and culture in disaster, and take action together to show our solidarity with fisherfolk and other communities on the frontlines of environmental and climate injustices in the Gulf South.

Monday, April 20th, 2020, 10:00am - 1:00pm CDT

Free and open to the public! 

Register HERE to join.

Email any questions to jennifer@gcclp.org.

Earth Day 50

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

On Wednesday, Apr. 22nd - on the fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day - community partners at the Cosmic Poetry Sanctuary in Vancleave, Mississippi will lead a virtual Earth Day celebration that will center Black farmers and gardeners, herbalists, and artists on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Tune in to participate in virtual farming & foraging tours on Mississippi land, learn from demonstration projects, watch local artists perform, and learn about the collective healing & reconciliation work of Gulf South for a Green New Deal.  Join the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy as we build together towards ecological equity in the Gulf South.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020, 10:00am - 1:00pm CDT

Register HERE to join.

Email any questions to jennifer@gcclp.org.


Flagship Stop in New Orleans

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is excited to be hosting the New Orleans stop of the Sunrise Movement's national Road to the Green New Deal Tour, in partnership with a growing list of local organizations. The tour spans the entire U.S., with 8 massive tour stops and over 100 town hall meetings, where communities have been gathering together to share stories of climate disaster and resistance, to build movement, and to vision what a Green New Deal should deliver for their regions.

GCCLP invites you to join us on Tuesday, May 7th, from 6pm-9pm at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for an evening of ritual, of local art and performance, and of authentic dialogue about the particular crisis we face here in the Gulf South and what must be done to confront it in a manner that advances ecological equity and climate justice in the region. CLICK HERE to Register!


Our goals for the New Orleans tour stop are to 1) Honor local Indigenous and Black leadership around caring for each other and the earth; 2) Create a safe, inclusive space to connect the dots around climate, climate disaster, jobs, and next generation leadership; and 3) Launch Gulf South for a Green New Deal as a multi-state effort to implement the vision of the Green New Deal, rooted in the unique realities of the Gulf South. Read more about Gulf South for a Green New Deal HERE.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019; 6pm-9pm

Mahalia Jackson Theater 

1419 Basin St., New Orleans, LA 70116


Free and open to the public!

Registration is encouraged but not required

Email any questions to emma@gcclp.org


The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy invites you to join us for our first People's Movement Assembly of the year. In 2019, GCCLP will be meeting with communities throughout Louisiana to discuss the issues and solutions connected to Louisiana's coastal crisis and climate change. What better place to start than the Northshore!

Participants from St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Helena and Livingston parishes will leave this dynamic session with a deeper understanding of how to protect our greatest assets and engage in Louisiana's Restoration Economy. Presentations will be offered by local leaders and information offered by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA); the Alliance for Affordable Energy, Sierra Club and Deep South Center for Environmental Justice


This event is free and open to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED due to limited space. Lunch and childcare will be provided for those who RSVP before 5pm on Friday. Grab a couple of friends and join us as we take the first steps towards a better Louisiana!

Saturday March 23, 2019; 11pm-3pm

St. Tammany Parish Library - Slidell Branch

555 Robert Road, Slidell, Louisiana 70458


Lunch & childcare provided with registration

REGISTER HERE or Call (985) 643-6186 

E-mail any questions to: emma@gcclp.org

#Katrina13: Honoring Women & the Sacred Feminine in Climate Disaster Recovery

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy and Lift Louisiana invite you to join us in commemorating 13 years of recovery from Hurricane Katrina. #Katrina13 will host a conversation with New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell and feature a panel discussions with community leaders from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Puerto Rico. Speakers will explore the role of women and the feminine in climate disaster and recovery, and will uplift local leadership from climate frontlines across the gulf. The event is free and includes lunch and childcare. Registration is required. Register here.


#Katrina13 will also welcome the Freedom to Breathe Tour, a cross-country bus tour that spotlights injustice and elevates the stories of people advancing solutions. The Freedom to Breathe Tour invokes the Freedom Riders of the 1960’s in a call-to-action for people throughout the country to confront the racial, social, economic, and climate injustices that America faces today. The climate crisis demands solutions that work for all of us. Register here.

Wednesday August 29, 2018; 12pm-4pm

University of New Orleans- Lindy Boggs Conference Center

2045 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70122


Lunch & childcare provided with registration

Required registration at: tinyurl.com/Katrina13nola

E-mail any questions to: emma@gcclp.org

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