WE ARE THE CHANGE WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

June 8-10, 2018 | Baton Rouge, La.

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My Louisiana Equality & Equity Summit

WE Are the Change We've Been Waiting For

The My Louisiana Equality & Equity Summit seeks to bring together policymakers, advocates, activists, youth leaders, and other stakeholders across the state to identify and elevate systemic causes of inequality and inequity in Louisiana while developing strategies and solutions aimed at addressing them.

Our Speakers

Raymond A. Jetson

Raymond A. Jetson

Chief Executive Catalyst

MetroMorphosis

Kenneth Polite

Kenneth Polite

Vice-President & Chief Compliance Officer

Entergy Corporation

Tania Nyman

Tania Nyman

Community Advocate

James E. Stewart, Sr.

James E. Stewart, Sr.

District Attorney

Caddo Parish

Vivian Broussard Guillory

Vivian Broussard Guillory

President

AAUW of Louisiana

Shanta Proctor, Ph.D

Shanta Proctor, Ph.D

Director of the Office of Women's Policy

Louisiana Governor's Office

SarahJane Guidry

SarahJane Guidry

Executive Director

Forum for Equality

Gerri Hobdy

Gerri Hobdy

Director of Community Relations

Baton Rouge Community College

Jonathan Rhodes, Esq.

Jonathan Rhodes, Esq.

Executive Director

Louisiana Civil Justice Center

Raymond Allmon

Raymond Allmon

Director, Regional Impact

Leadership for Educational Equity

Donney Rose

Donney Rose

Author

Black Out Loud

Flozell Daniels, Jr.

Flozell Daniels, Jr.

President & CEO

Foundation for Louisiana

The Agenda

Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10

#SessionSpeakersTimeRoom
1Welcome8:00 AM - 8:20 AMMain
2This Is What Democracy Looks Like, pt. 2: Post-Katrina Citizen Advocacy in Louisiana8:30 AM - 9:45 AMMain
3Empowering Change: The Role of Philanthropy in Creating Social ChangeTristi Charpentier , Gerri Hobdy , Flozell Daniels, Jr. , Darrin Goss, Sr. 9:50 AM - 10:50 AMConference Room 102
4No Second Class Citizens: The State of LGBTQ Equality in LouisianaElliot Wade , SarahJane Guidry , Tekoah Boatner 9:50 AM - 10:30 AMMain
5Equitable Access to HealthcareLinda Hawkins , Rudy Macklin , Brian Burton, MPH 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMConference Room 102
6It Takes Money to Make Money: Equitable Development & InvestmentSam Sanders , Chandra Farley , Jan Moller 10:40 AM - 11:20 AMMain
7Environmental Justice in LouisianaCynthia Sarthou , Marylee Orr , Colette Pichon Battle , Anne Rolfes , Nathaniel Smith 11:30 AM - 12:15 PMMain
8Workshop: Navigating Tough ConversationsChristine Assaf 11:50 AM - 12:35 PMConference Room 102
9Promise & Audacity Celebration Luncheon12:30 PM - 1:30 PMMain
10A New Beginning: Ending Recidivism & Addressing ReEntryJames A. Windom 1:45 PM - 2:15 PMMain
11Workshop: Criminal ExpungementAdrienne Wheeler 1:45 PM - 3:00 PMConference Room 102
12The Criminal Justice Landscape in LouisianaKenneth Polite , James E. Stewart, Sr. , Samuel Sinyangwe , John Burkhart , Jonathan Rhodes, Esq. , Graham Bosworth 2:25 PM - 3:20 PMMain
132:25 PM - 3:00 PMConference Room 102
14Workshop: Children’s Mental Health and Systemic Inequality3:10 PM - 4:10 PMConference Room 102
15No Ceilings: The Gender Equality & Pay Equity LandscapeSevetri Wilson , Brandi Richard , Vivian Broussard Guillory , Shanta Proctor, Ph.D , Dima Ghawi , Dianna Payton 3:30 PM - 4:20 PMMain
16Spotlight Q&A4:10 PM - 4:25 PMConference Room 102
17Reinforcing the Promise: Education EquityTania Nyman , Matt Bailey , Raymond Allmon , Dawn Collins 4:30 PM - 5:20 PMMain
18Why Not #MeToo: Why Are Women of Color Are Disproportionately Victim to Domestic ViolenceVonnie Hawkins, MSW, LCSW , Mariah Stidham Wineski , Rafael de Castro , Dianna Payton 4:30 PM - 5:20 PMConference Room 102
#SessionSpeakersTimeLocation
1My Louisiana Summit Annual Service Project7:30 AM - 10:00 AMTBD

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Travel Information

The Venue

Main Library @ Goodwood
7711 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

The City & Accommodations

This year’s My Louisiana Summit is being held in Baton Rouge, the extraordinary capital city of Louisiana. Learn more about the Red Stick and some of the lodging accomodations we’ve identified for you.