2019 My Louisiana Equality & Equity Summit | Oct. 3-5, 2019 | Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge | 8470 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Summit Partners

See our partners who are making the 2019 My Louisiana Summit possible.

Beloved Community

We help our region realize the benefits that equity has in building community, workforce, and neighborhoods. Beloved Community builds inclusive voice in local leadership so that the commitment to the regional solutions remains long after any charismatic leader, local legislation or funding stream has gone.

The Justice Alliance

The Justice Alliance is a Baton Rouge-based 501(c)4 nonprofit committed to supporting coalition-led campaigns for social justice across the state of Louisiana through strategic communications, advocacy, and research.

Southern Poverty Law Center – Louisiana

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

The Middleburg Institute

The Middleburg Institute is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to raise the economic, educational and social level of families in low to moderate income communities. Our mission is to strengthen and improve their ability to maintain and preserve assets by advancing public policies and programs that build economic security over a lifetime.

Promise of Justice Initiative

The Promise of Justice Initiative seeks to reform Louisiana’s criminal justice system and abolish the death penalty. Our projects focus on ending the death penalty, fixing inhumane conditions of confinement, exposing prosecutorial and judicial misconduct, eliminating poor representation of criminal defendants, and ending racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.

Real Justice PAC

District attorneys are among the most powerful local elected officials in the U.S. These officials have broad discretion to either reinforce or reform structural racism within our criminal justice system.

The Real Justice PAC works to elect reform-minded prosecutors at the county and municipal level who are committed to using the powers of their office to fight structural racism and defend our communities from abuse by state power.

People Acting for Change & Equality (PACE)

PACE is a nonpartisan organization that works to advance equality in Northwest Louisiana so that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community can lead open, honest, responsible, and safe lives at home and in the workplace.

Vera Institute of Justice

We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence.

Prosperity Now

Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) believes that everyone deserves a chance to prosper. Since 1979, we have helped make it possible for millions of people, especially people of color and those of limited incomes, to achieve financial security, stability and, ultimately, prosperity. We offer a unique combination of scalable practical solutions, in-depth research and proven policy solutions, all aimed at building wealth for those who need it most.

Huey & Angelina Wilson Foundation

Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation’s mission is to enhance Louisiana’s communities, in particular the Greater Baton Rouge area, by supporting philanthropic initiatives and programs that improve the lives of its residents. The Foundation seeks to support and strengthen organizations working in the areas of human services, healthcare, education and prison reentry that strive to address the underlying causes of social and economic problems.

Louisiana Budget Project

The Louisiana Budget Project (LBP) will provide sound analysis of state fiscal issues to promote economic prosperity, a rising standard of living, and the opportunity for all citizens to reach their highest potential. The Louisiana Budget Project monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families. We believe that the lives of Louisianans can be improved through profound change in public policy

The BRidge Agency

The BRidge Agency is a caring multipurpose organization that works to build and support our communities through service, advocacy, and empowerment. Baton Rouge has several neighborhoods within the zip codes of 70802, 70805, 70806, 70807, 70810 & 70812 which are considered chronic crime corridors of deep-rooted, violent crime. Crime in these areas accounts for nearly 60% of the City’s overall crime rate. There is a high number of youth offenders and concentration of group violence. One of the solutions to combat these issues is to invest resources and efforts toward addressing the social drivers of crime. BRidge administers programs and services through strategic collaborations to present services for the purpose of eliminating crime and promoting economic viability through entrepreneurship exploration & development.

Louisiana Voices Of Women Theatre Company

LA VOW is a Theatre Company dedicated to nurturing female artists and to the encouragement, support, and production of innovative works that explore the unique female experience while cultivating and enhancing women’s artistic, social and personal well-being. LA VOW shall provide educational, cultural and economic benefits for Louisiana.

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization established in 1995 to eradicate housing discrimination. GNOFHAC’s work throughout Louisiana includes education, investigation and enforcement activities. GNOFHAC is dedicated to fighting housing discrimination because it is an illegal and divisive force that perpetuates poverty, segregation, ignorance, fear and hatred.

Voice of the Experienced

​VOTE is a grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people (FIP), our families and our allies. We are dedicated to restoring the full human and civil rights of those most impacted by the criminal (in)justice system. Together we have the experiences, expertise and power to improve public safety in New Orleans and beyond without relying on mass incarceration.

Louisiana Association of United Ways

The Louisiana Association of United Ways (LAUW) is an association of nine regional United Ways serving 53 parishes throughout Louisiana. Together we work across our communities to tackle common challenges that affect our local communities but are bigger than any of us — challenges our entire state faces.

LAUW is connected with 22 other state United Way associations. Together we are part of a global network of more than 1,800 United Ways, servicing communities in 41 countries.

The SU 771 Alliance

The purpose of the 771 Alliance is to promote and fight for sustainable practices and lifestyles that allow for enjoying and protecting the State of Louisiana; to educate the community and our membership on legal, civic and tactical approaches to dismantling oppressive systems; to aid in a just transition from over reliance on fossil fuels to renewable resources; and to hold accountable industries and officials that impede the social and environmental progress of our great state.

The Bail Project

The Bail Project is a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system ‒ one person at a time.

We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities and movements for decarceration. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will open dozens sites in high-need jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, all while collecting stories and data that prove money bail is not necessary to ensure people return to court. We won’t stop until meaningful change is achieved and the presumption of innocence is no longer for sale.

Together Louisiana

Together Louisiana is a statewide network of more than 250 religious congregations and civic organizations across Louisiana, representing more than 200,000 people. It is one of the largest grassroots organizations in the history of Louisiana.

The mission of Together Louisiana is to give faith and community-based organizations an opportunity to develop the leadership capacity of their members and affect change on a larger scale than they could alone.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Louisiana is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization made up of family members, peers, behavioral health professionals, and friends. The mission and purpose of NAMI Louisiana shall be to support and advocate at the local, state, and national levels the promotion of the quality of care, rights and interests of those affected by mental illness. NAMI Louisiana is dedicated to eradicating the stigma, myths, and misconceptions of mental illnesses, to improving the quality of life for all who are affected by these illnesses, and to supporting recovery. It supports local affiliates by providing leadership, training, and technical assistance. It is dedicated to serving our communities by empowering peers and families and promoting meaningful systems of change.

Innocence Project New Orleans

Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) frees innocent, life-sentenced prisoners.

We support our clients living well and fully in the world after their release.

We advocate for sensible criminal justice policies that reduce wrongful convictions.

Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge

The Women’s Council is a network of organizations and individuals committed to enhancing our community by connecting, promoting, and empowering women.

The purpose of this organization is to strengthen the bond among women in the greater Baton Rouge area by:

  • Identifying key issues, providing information, pooling resources, encouraging leadership and advocating responsible action addressing the well-being of women in our community
  • Providing a forum to discuss platforms important to women including the issues of healthcare, education, family, community, economics, business, sports, arts, and humanities.
  • Exploring the role of women in shaping our community.

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