The Paid in Full: Ending Money Injustice in New Orleans, an exciting evening of music, conversation, and community engagement co-hosted by the VERA Institute of Justice, Global Citizen and RFK Human Rights, will take place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on July 3 at the Historic Carver Theater, 2010 Orleans Ave.

The event is designed to raise community support and awareness to end the practice of money bail and conviction fees – or money injustice in New Orleans.

The evening will be hosted by Brittany Packnett, civil rights activist and co-host of the award-winning Pod Save the People, and feature musical performances from the Brass-A-Holics, Soul Creole, and Grammy-winning Hot 8 Brass Band.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on

Money injustice has long plagued New Orleans, funneling too many people, particularly Black people, into local jails, according to advocates for reforming the bail system. Paid In Full coincides with a new report the VERA Institute released in mid-June, which presents a thorough and clear plan to eliminate financial barriers to justice for New Orleanians and make our entire community safer.

In between musical performances, attendees will to hear from community activists, local justice reform advocates, and civic leaders – including president of the Foundation for Louisiana Flozell Daniels, and executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana Alanah Hebert– about concrete steps New Orleans can take to become the first city in America to completely eliminate money injustice.

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