Action Item: Before the next meeting we will be creating a website where all of the progressive groups in Baton Rouge can provide information for forums, rallies, educational presentations, and calls to action for our community.
Baton Rouge Organizing Meeting #1
We came up with a loose list of guidelines about how to proceed in meetings.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions
- Be respectful of others beliefs, opinions, convictions
- Explain acronyms
- Be aware of assumptions
- Be aware of the privileges you hold
- All social justice is intersectional, be mindful of that
- While we may focus on certain elements of social justice at a time we are committed to all justice.
- Louisiana Progress Action, Dylan W.
A. Legislative session
B. We need to show up for the hearings about racial profiling
Dylan spoke about the different efforts Louisiana Progress Action is involved in as it relates to the legislative session and community education.
We went around the room and made a list of the different social justice movements about which we are passionate. The list is alphabetical to ensure they are not mistaken to be listed by importance or priority. This list is nowhere near comprehensive.
- Awareness about HIV/AIDS
- Domestic Violence
- Early Childhood Education
- Economic Inequality
- Education in Louisiana
- Immigration Reform
- LGBTQ Rights
- Net Neutrality
- Nonviolent Civil Disobedience
- Police Brutality (Racial profiling)
- Political Accountability
- Prison Industrial Complex
- Prison Reform
- Racial Equality
- Trans* Inclusion
- Women’s Rights
The primary take away from the meeting this week was that: Baton Rouge Organizing will be a vehicle by which community members and students can become more involved and aware of events that are occurring in the community.