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Forum 35 to Host "BR Lives Matter" Panel

Tuesday, March 10, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Glymph
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March 10, 2015                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Forum 35 to Host “BR Lives Matter” Panel on Public Safety

BATON ROUGE – Forum 35’s Cultural Diversity Committee, along with Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE), will host a discussion March 24 focusing on the provisions that organizations and city officials are taking to tackle violence in the community, including bridging barriers between certain neighborhoods and those protecting and serving. 

The discussion, titled “BR Lives Matter,” will include a panel presentation followed by small break out groups. Confirmed panelists include District Attorney Hillar More, Chief of Police Carl Dabadie, BRAVE Director Herbert “Tweety” Anny, and Director of Family Youth Service Center Roxon Welch.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Family Youth Service Center located at 1120 Government Street.

Forum 35 President Eric Dexter said, “The Cultural Diversity Initiative was created eight years ago to help build a Forum 35 that represented the community we live in and to focus on what we have in common, not our differences. With all the recent and unfortunate interactions between citizens and law enforcement happening across the country, it was a natural choice to bring together concerned young professionals and some of Baton Rouge's law enforcement officials to have an open dialogue.”

He continued, “I believe having a civil discussion between our city's citizens and those that are hired to protect and serve them is a good first step in bringing us closer together as one community.”

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The Cultural Diversity Committee will also host a follow up coffee chat on March 31 at Brew Ha-Ha to dig deeper into the issues presented at the panel discussion.

Forum 35 is a community of young men and women improving Baton Rouge. Forum 35 is a nonprofit organization that depends on individual membership and the generosity of corporate partners including Jones Walker, Launch Media, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, and L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge. For more information about Forum 35 visit Connect with Forum 35 on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @Forum35.




Kelly Glymph
VP of Communications, Forum 35

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