Brown Public Relations congratulates Gina Womack for recently being recognized among the first class of Louisianians of the Year by Louisiana Life Magazine.
Womack is the co-founder and executive director of Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children commonly referred to as FFLIC. Headquartered in New Orleans, FFLIC is a membership-based community group which serves as advocates for frustrated and discouraged parents and family members seeking assistance or information about their children while in the state of Louisiana’s custody. Womack began her work in the late 1990s when she launched a full-scale effort to combat the state’s ineffective juvenile justice system by coordinating a mock jazz funeral- an effort which later lead to legislation that closed the Tallulah Detention Center.
“I applaud Gina on her recent recognition and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with her,” said Eddie Brown, principal of Brown Public Relations.
“Her passion and zeal in serving the young people caught up in the state’s juvenile justice system is absolutely inspiring. Anyone who’s had the opportunity to partner with Gina and her organization knows she always puts her best foot forward and is not afraid to push those around her until they do the same,” said Brown.
Womack has been honored by many national civic and social justice organizations, including being hailed the 2009 Ms. Foundation Women of Vision. Most recently, Womack was recognized as one of six 2011 Alston Bannerman Fellows. Presented by the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI), the national awards provides community activists of color an opportunity to take a paid sabbatical.
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