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Meet LaToya Johnson

Interim Executive Director

 LaToya Johnson, LMSW, is the Interim Executive Director 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 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 Interim Executive Director, LaToya leads all internal organizational and operations development, budgeting, donor stewardship, fundraising, and research and public policy initiatives.  She also directs external communications, public relations strategy, and organizing efforts, provides staff development opportunities, and ensures the success of the NOWCRJ language justice initiative. In addition, Latoya manages board engagement and organizational sustainability.   

In 2022-2023, LaToya was the voice of NOWCRJ's weekly radio segment on WBOK which is a vehicle for fund development, membership growth, campaign advancement, and advocacy for safe and equitable conditions for Black and immigrant workers in Louisiana.

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