Meet LaToya & Lexi
aToya Johnson, LMSW, and Lexi Peterson Burge are the Co-Executive Directors of the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice, an organization committed to racial, gender, and immigrant justice; and dedicated to building power at the intersection of race and the economy.
LaToya Johnson, LMSW, is a forensic social worker and gender, racial, and economic justice advocate with extensive experience leading and organizing grassroots campaigns for low-income and underserved communities. As the former Organizing Director with NOWCRJ, LaToya helmed a five-person team currently taking on the city and how it plans to spend millions of dollars in American Rescue Plan dollars.
As Co-Executive Director, LaToya leads internal organizational and operations development, budgeting, donor stewardship, fundraising, and research and public policy initiatives. LaToya will continue to host NOWCRJ's weekly radio segment on WBOK, as well as her work with program development and management, membership growth, campaign advancement, and advocacy for safe and equitable conditions for Black and immigrant workers in Louisiana.
exi Peterson-Burge comes to NOWCRJ with over 12 years of experience in grassroots social, racial, and criminal justice movement building. She is passionate about movement building, organizational development, and cross-cultural organizing.
Lexi's main focus areas as Co-Executive Director are external communications, public relations strategy, and all organizing efforts, including campaign development, design, and execution. She will also be working heavily on providing additional staff development opportunities and ensuring the success of the NOWCRJ language justice initiative. Lexi will also continue her work with the board to ensure its development, refine recruitment processes, and advance organizational sustainability.