The Big Issue

The Big Issue is a series of public debates that aims to build dialogue and serves as a platform for community building in Uptown New Orleans.
The Big Issue brings together a wide range of civic-minded New Orleanians and activists to make connections between culture and politics, arts and economics, the unique history of New Orleans and where we imagine our community and ourselves in the future. The Big Issue will address issues of national importance and feature debaters who can make connections to New Orleans and Louisiana.
Our events have featured esteemed panelists including Melissa Harris-Perry, Buddy Roemer, Ellis Marsalis, Shamarr Allen, and Mike Pesca, and have brought hundreds of people together for a town-hall style meeting to discuss many of the major issues facing our country.
For more information about upcoming events, contact Liza Sherman,