Stephanie Mingo

Stephanie Mingo was born in New Orleans’ Charity Hospital and raised in the St. Bernard public housing project. Surviving Hurricane Katrina, Stephanie became a leader in the fight for housing and the right to return for Katrina evacuees and economic justice for workers engaged in the rebuilding of the city. An organizer with “New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice”, Stephanie is known both as “the face of public housing” and, as an employee of the Orleans Parish School Board, “the face of public schooling”, both in the crosshairs of wealthy developers and corporate land-grabbers. From Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” to cities across globe, Stephanie has tirelessly spoken truth to power for the victims of the worst disaster in U.S. history.


If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most -- in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution -- you will find something inspiring in Madison this August. Learn More →


The Democracy Convention is a project of Liberty Tree, a strategy center uniquely committed to building a new democracy movement for the U.S.A.. Liberty Tree supports and unites campaigns for democratic reform across many areas of life. Liberty Tree logo

Learn More →