“This is what some LSU students and other Baton Rouge residents have begun working on in recent weeks. The Michael Brown Vigil held in November brought these students and residents together to create the group, which now functions under the name Baton Rouge Organizing.” – DIG Baton Rouge
“Speakers emphasized that Sunday’s rally could not be the end of the conversation, and that they need to keep working to promote justice and racial equality after the national headlines fade.
The event was organized by a new group, Baton Rouge Organizing, which was born at a recent LSU vigil for Michael Brown, shot in Ferguson, Mo. Schumake, one of the group’s co-founders, said Sunday’s rally won’t be the last you hear from them.
“We’re going to turn Baton Rouge into an activist city,” Schumake said. “Someone said Baton Rouge isn’t activist city? It is now.”” – The Times Picayune
“Baton Rouge Organizing, a group founded after the Night of Rememberance for Michael Brown on campus, is planning a march from Carver Branch Library to the state capitol on Sunday to protest the decision not to indict the white New York police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold.” – LSU Reveille
“As of 9:30 a.m. today, 4,283 had signed the
www.change.org petition, which is sponsored by the group Baton Rouge Organizing and began Dec. 7. That left it 717 signatures shy of the original goal of 5,000 endorsements.
“I think it’s excellent,” said father, Victor White Sr. “One day, we got 500 signatures.”” -The Daily Iberian
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