The New Iberia community is working together to make a difference when it comes to seeing a change in their city.
P.U.S.H. Coalition hosted a town hall meeting for residents of the city to voice their opinions on the continuing violence in neighborhoods. The night was a chance for PUSH to hear their neighbors and begin to work on solutions to the problems they see.
New Iberia Mayor Freddie Decourt, Police Chief Todd D'albor, and residents of the city attended the meeting Monday evening. Just last week a prayer rally took place at St. Peter's Catholic Church. D'albor was among the guest speakers at that rally.
The community is hoping to forge alliances with each other, from police officers to preachers, to focus on making positive changes.
Wilfred Johnson, the Vice President of New Iberia's P.U.S.H. Chapter stated, "If we gonna make any difference in the community, it has to be done by the community and everybody working together. Police officers, mayor, organizations, pastors, preachers, lay people, everybody working together is the only way we are going to be able to make a difference."