Part 4 of Child Advocates Undoing Racism Series will feature Ronald Chisom
Where: Martin University (2186 N Sherman Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46218)
When: Thursday, December 1
Please RSVP to Nikita Garner
Ronald Chisom is the Executive Director and Co-founder of The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. He has organized tenants, fisherman, cane cutters and poor people throughout the South for over 35 years. He was Co-founder and Associate Director of the Treme Community Improvement Association, which won several significant Louisiana victories in New Orleans in the 1970’s. He also served as the main plaintiff of Ronald Chisom v. Charles E. Roemer, Governor of Louisiana Et. Al. case. This case challenged the La. State Supreme Court to achieve equal representation for the predominately Black city of New Orleans. Ron has served as an organizer, advisory, lecturer and consultant to a wide variety of community, legal and church groups. Some of these organizations include: The fisherman and Concerned Citizens Association of Plaquemines Parish, New Orleans Legal Services, Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice, Southern Partners Foundation and Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.
Ron has led numerous workshops around the country on Undoing Racism TM, community organizing, and leadership and strategy development. His networking and community organizing extends throughout the United States and South Africa. He has received many prestigious awards which include: the Bannerman Fellowship, the Petra Foundation Award, the Pax Christi Bread & Roses, and the Tenant Resource Center Achievement Award. Ron has been married for 40 years to Jerolie Encalade Chisom. He has one daughter, Tiphanie Chisom-Eugene and is the proud grandfather of Jessica and C.J. (Cory Jr.)