Community Conference

Baton Rouge has a drive for progressive, sustainable change and transformative justice. We are a community that values a diverse range of voices, identities and concerns.

In the interest of these principles, Baton Rouge Organizing would like to invite local BR community members, grassroots and social justice oriented organizations to a weekend long Community Conference!

From April 21st to April 23rd, BRO will facilitate a space where community members, poets, artists and local organizations can meet and learn from one another. Where we all we be able to share knowledge, skills and resources, and, most importantly, strengthen the bonds between community members and organizations that want to see the people of Baton Rouge thrive

The goals of the community conference include, but are not limited to,
1) connecting and strengthening disparate efforts that are working towards social justice in the local community;

2) creating a space where knowledge, skills and resources that are valuable to these efforts to be shared; and

3) ensure that a diverse range of voices are listened to and respected. Moving forward, this conference will be a space where people who wish to enact change in the community can come together, and make their vision for a more connected, impactful, and accountable Baton Rouge a truer reality.

Community Conference:
Conference Events
April 2st -April 23rd

Friday (April 21st) TBD
Poetry and Activism
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Meeting of conference participants
5:00pm-5:30pm
Artist performances
5:30pm-6:30pm
Open Mic!
6:30pm-7:00pm
Closing remarks – outline of Saturday’s events
7:00pm-7:30pm

Saturday (April 22nd) Goodwood Main Library

A Call to Action
10:00am-4:00pm
Unconference space
4 sessions: Workshops, discussions, etc. – people’s choice
10:00am-11:00pm
4 sessions: workshops, discussions, etc. – people’s choice
11:00am-12:00pm
Lunch
12:00pm-12:30pm
Speaker
Justice in our Community
12:30pm-12:30pm
Creative Facilitation
Questions, Spectrum of Thoughts/Ideas
1:00pm-2:00pm
Break
Food, coffee, snacks
2:00pm-2:45pm
Campaign Speed Dating
Who’s doing what in BR?
2:45pm-3:45pm
A Call To Action
Conclusions, missions statement
3:45pm-4:00pm

Sunday (April 23rd) TBD
Celebration, Community, and Commitment
10:00am-2:00pm
Commitment Ceremony
10:00am-11:30pm
Service cleanup
11:30pm-12:30pm
Picnic in the park, BBQ
12:30pm-2:00pm