With the intent of building a strong future for Louisiana, Compassion’s focus revolves around 13 goals for sustainable development. Those goals are: no poverty; affordable and clean energy; zero hunger; work/economic growth; good health and well-being; industry, innovation, infrastructure; quality education; reduced inequality; peace, justice, strong institutions; sustainable community; partnerships for the goals; clean water and sanitation; responsible consumption and production. The ultimate goal of Compassion is to create independent, strong, sustainable communities. In a state that frequently falls behind the direction of the rest of the country, our hope is to not only move up on the list, but to become leaders in growth and development.
- This week in Louisiana history. December 1, 1769. The first meeting of the Cabildo was held.
- This week in New Orleans history. On December 1, 1898,
Ormond plantation was purchased by State Senator Basile
LaPlace, Jr., son of New Orleans pharmacist and land owner
after whom the town of LaPlace is named. Mr. LaPlace was a
well-known Justice of the Peace and then as a state Senator,
and also successfully managed the LaPlace land area left to
him by his father. Legend has it that on the night of October
11, 1899, Basile LaPlace, Jr. was shot and hung from one of
the oak trees on the property by members of the Ku Klux Klan
after a prior disagreement.
- This week in Louisiana.
Joseph Jefferson Home & Rip Van Winkle Gardens
5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd.,
New Iberia, LA 70560
Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home and Rip Van Winkle Gardens decorated for the Holiday Season.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to a brass band in Jackson Square, New Orleans.
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