DFLA Whole Life Conference in New Orleans

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Join us in New Orleans for our Whole Life Conference

May 28 & 29 at Loyola University

We have an exciting schedule planned!

Saturday morning will begin at 9 am in prayer with inspiring words from New Orleans Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond followed by our lineup of speakers:

  • Dr. Kathy Allen of Louisiana Black Advocates for Life who will talk about building a black culture of life.
  • State Representative Katrina Jackson, author of the law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges with a nearby hospital and a speaker at the 2016 March for Life.
  • Former State Senator and President Pro-Tempore Sharon Weston-Broome who is now a candidate for Mayor-President of Baton Rouge.
  • Best-selling author and renowned international leader Sr. Helen Prejean, known for her steadfast opposition to the death penalty.

We will break at noon for lunch.

Saturday afternoon from 1 pm - 4 pm will be breakout sessions to learn more about whole life issues. Organized by Louisiana Right to Life, the presentations will cover The African-American Community and the Pro-Life Movement; Planned Parenthood: Why this is a BAD choice for New Orleans; and Post-Abortion Healing. One session will be presented by Cindy Collins, founder and advocate  of SpeakHope.net, on Human Trafficking: Predatory Relationships and Forced Abortions. 

Saturday evening at 5 pm there will be a reception/dinner for $40/person at Ye Old College Inn at 3000 South Carrollton Avenue.

Sunday from 9:30 am - 2 pm will be for training for DFLA volunteers on how to be more effective in building their state/local chapters. Topics include: establishing relationships with other pro-life organizations, interacting with the Democratic party, connecting with pro-life elected officials and candidates, working with the media, and state and federal compliance with regulatory law. 


Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (CDT)


Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, Miller Building, Room 114

Conference Reservations:

It is important that you let us know if you will be there so we can plan accordingly. Since this conference is too important to set a price that would exclude anyone from attending, we are not charging a registration fee, but we suggest a $20 donation.

Sponsors and Information Tables:

If you would like to support this conference by being a Sponsor, or if your organization would like to have an Information Table at our conference, please select the appropriate option in the Ticket section.

Sponsors will get their names in the program and on the EventBrite page and the DFLA web site. Sponsors may also send information to be handed out to the conference participants. Cost: $50

Information Tables: You can have your staff and information about your organization at a separate table in the registration area. Cost: $50

For both a sponsorship and an information table: $75

SPONSORS (to date):

Human Family Research Center
Some New Mexican Pro-Life Democrats
Thea Rossi Barron, Esq.
Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians
Consistent Life and Feminists for Nonviolent Choices


We would like to have as many participants as possible from near and far. For those who need financial assistance for air fares or hotel costs, we would like to be able to offer scholarships. Whether you come yourself or not, please consider making a donation toward the support of a scholarship. A donation option is listed in the ticket section. Thank you!

Hotel:  A block of rooms have been reserved at theSun Suites of Metarie, 4409 Hearst St, Metairie, LA 70001.  The rate is $49.99/room - one person/one double bed or $69.99 for two persons/two double beds.  Rooms are limited, so call right away with your credit card to reserve.  This hotel is less than 20 minutes from the conference. Call the reservation line at 800-553-9338 or 1-504-648-2020 or email at YML@intownsuites.com. Please ask for the DFLA Group Rate. 

Some dormitory rooms are also available on the Loyola campus for $25/double or $30/single. Email loiskerschen@gmail.com if you are interested.