Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES)

Igniting community wellness and resilience through collaboration, compassion, and love.

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Our Work






Ever thought about what motivates someone to get tested for HIV, or start using condoms? Our HIV Testing & Prevention program collects anonymous stories from real people about what motivates them to make a change. Check them out in our Role Model Stories section by following the link below.


2017 DAY Of Racial healing

We truly have work to do.

The National Day of Racial Healing is an effort put forward by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to advance racial healing in communities across the county to create environments where all children can thrive. The Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies created this short piece in solidarity with the day to promote the healing of wounds created by racial, ethnic, and religious bias in New Orleans. Check out this video for our audiovisual interpretation of racial healing, and click on the button below to see more IWES videos displaying our work, our philosophy and our community.


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