The 62nd Annual Weiss Awards registration

Hyatt Regency Hotel - Celestine Room

601 Loyola Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70113

November 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

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our 62nd annual weiss Award Recipients!


One of the city’s oldest human relations organizations, The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice (NOCCJ) founded as The National Conference of Christian and Jews, announced the recipients of the 62nd Annual Weiss Awards

Chosen for their exceptional civic and humanitarian contributions to the Greater New Orleans Community, the honorees are: Morris Bart, Attorney and Founder of Morris Bart LLC; Kim M. Boyle, Partner of Phelps Dunbar LLP; Linda Perez Clark, Managing Partner of Kean Miller LLP; Hon. Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson, Woman and Public Servant; Paul Flower, CEO of Woodward and Public Servant; Mr. Jerome “Big Duck” Smith, Freedom Fighter; and Joel Vilmenay, President & General Manager, WDSU-TV.

The 62nd Weiss Awards will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans at 6:30 p.m.  

The Co-Chairs for this prestigious occasion are Councilmember at Large Jason R. Williams and Barry F. Kern, CEO of Kern Studios, LLC, and Mardi Gras World, LLC.

The Annual Weiss Awards were established in 1954 in the memory of the Weiss Brothers – Seymour, Bernard, Milton & Julius, and each year NOCCJ hosts this event to recognize outstanding community leaders who exemplify civic leadership and those who build community.

“The Annual Weiss Awards is the major fund-raising effort of NOCCJ,” said Jason R. Williams. “Monies raised are essential to the continued success of their outreach programs which have a direct impact on the entire community. These programs change lives, and the financial assistance they receive through this event makes a tremendous difference.”

This occasion presents an opportunity for all persons who subscribe to the goals and ideals of NOCCJ to lend their support to this worthwhile organization.

“While these individuals have received many awards for their outstanding work in the community, we believe that the Weiss Award uniquely recognizes their devotion to programs that promote respect for self and others - a cornerstone to achieving change in our community and in the world,” said Hon. Kristin G. Palmer, Presiding Chair of NOCCJ. 

We ARE SO GRATEFUl for you...

We are deeply appreciative of all who have supported our organization with their name, talents, and time to help NOCCJ continue its mission of opening minds & bringing people together.

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— Dr. Martin Luther King