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

Raheem Pierce

Raheem Pierce

Chair-elect

Louisiana High School Democrats

Tom Aswell

Tom Aswell

Author, Political Reporter

LouisianaVoice

Nahliah Webber

Nahliah Webber

Executive Director

Orleans Public Education Network

Mercedes Montagnes

Mercedes Montagnes

Executive Director

The Promise of Justice Initiative

Raymond A. Jetson

Raymond A. Jetson

Chief Executive Catalyst

MetroMorphosis

Kenneth Polite

Kenneth Polite

Fmr. U.S. Attorney

Eastern District of Louisiana

Tania Nyman

Tania Nyman

Community Advocate

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

The Agenda

Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10

#SessionSpeakersTimeRoom
1WelcomeQuentin Anthony Anderson 8:00 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. 9:50 AM - 10:50 AMConference Room 102
4No Second Class Citizens: The State of LGBTQ Equality in LouisianaCody Mack , Elliot Wade , SarahJane Guidry , Tekoah Boatner 9:50 AM - 10:30 AMMain
5Navigating the System: Equitable Access to HealthcareDr. Leah S. Cullins , Linda Hawkins , Rudy Macklin , Brian Burton, MPH 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMConference Room 102
6Money Makes Money: Equitable Development & InvestmentRenee Corrigan , Edselle Keith Cunningham, Jr. , Sam Sanders , Jan Moller 10:40 AM - 11:20 AMMain
7Climate & Environmental Justice in LouisianaCynthia Sarthou , Marylee Orr , Colette Pichon Battle , Anne Rolfes 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
10Workshop: Ending Recidivism & Addressing ReEntryJames A. Windom 1:45 PM - 2:15 PMMain
11Workshop: Policing In LouisianaSamuel Sinyangwe 1:45 PM - 3:00 PMConference Room 102
12The Criminal Justice Landscape in LouisianaAndrea C. Armstrong , Mercedes Montagnes , Kenneth Polite , John Burkhart , Jonathan Rhodes, Esq. , Graham Bosworth 2:25 PM - 3:20 PMMain
13Workshop: Criminal ExpungementAdrienne Wheeler 2:25 PM - 3:00 PMConference Room 102
14Workshop: Children’s Mental Health and Systemic InequalityAdriana Luciano , Sara Godchaux 3:10 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 3:30 PM - 4:20 PMMain
16Break4:10 PM - 4:25 PMConference Room 102
17Reinforcing the Promise: Achieving Education EquityNahliah Webber , Tania Nyman , Matt Bailey , Raymond Allmon , Dawn Collins 4:30 PM - 5:20 PMMain
18A Conversation on Domestic Violence and Marginalized Communities in LouisianaAnjelica M. Torrance , Melissa Marie Williams, M.A., LPC , Vonnie Hawkins, LCSW , Rafael de Castro 4:30 PM - 5:20 PMConference Room 102
#SessionSpeakersTimeLocation
1My Louisiana Summit Annual Service Project8:30 AM - 10:30 AMOdell S. Williams Now And Then African-American Museum

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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.