Freedom March

Freedom March

Marching for Awareness for Wrongful Convictions

Marching in Louisiana

 

 

New Orleans, Louisiana - The Freedom March in Louisiana will be taking place on October 2, 2010 in New Orleans. The purpose for the march is to bring national and global attention to the number of wrongfully convicted persons within the penal system. 

Earl Truvia, a criminal investigator/paralegal who was recently exonerated after spending 27 ½ years in prison for a crime he did not commit, along with Sheila Phipps (mother of a wrongfully convicted son currently serving 30 years) will headline the march. Speakers include National Reentry and Restoration Justice Expert Rev. Khalil Osiris (who also served 20 years), Lawrence Williams (Kingdom Builders Org.), and several other community leaders and concerned citizens. The event will take place at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. and S. Claiborne Ave. from 10am until 1pm. 

“The fight for justice has been a long and tedious process,” says Sheila Phipps. “It is my goal to shed light on my son’s situation and the cases of many other wrongfully incarcerated and harshly convicted persons and their families who suffer as much as we have suffered.” Phipps’ son, rapper Mac formerly of No Limit Records, was convicted of Manslaughter in 2001. The actual assailant confessed on more than one occasion. 

Louisiana’s Freedom March is in conjunction with the nationwide Freedom March’s being held throughout the country. Various groups in many states plan to march on Saturday in hopes to promote justice rather than injustice, and hopefully bring hope to those incarcerated individuals and their families who maintain and fight for their innocence everyday.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS -

The Freedom March Louisiana in New Orleans has been organized by the Remember Me G4014 Organization, Injustice Exhibition, Kingdom Builders Organization, Concerned Citizens of Algiers, Positive Outreach, Get Out and Stay Out, V.O.T.E. Organization, and many others.

The Remember Me G4014 Organization, founded by Earl Truvia, investigates and reviews all aspects of, but not limited to, claims of wrongful convictions; as well as provides assistance to outreach programs throughout the community. 

Sheila Phipps, founder of Sheila’s Fine Art Studio, LLC, has been working as a professional visual artist for over 25 years. Sheila is planning an exhibit entitled the “Injustice Exhibition,” featuring her son and 14 other wrongfully and/or harshly convicted prisoners this fall.

CONTACT: 

Earl Truvia, President 
Remember Me G4014 
504-352-6640 
earltruvia@yahoo.com 

Sheila Phipps, President 
Sheila’s Fine Art Studio, LLC; The Injustice Exhibition 
504-472-7740 
www.sheilaart.com 
sheilaphippsstudio@yahoo.com

 

Volunteers needed!