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JUNE- Advocacy Coalition event �WIN, Working Interfaith Network, report back meeting with Mayor Melvin �Kip� Holden, June 20th, St. Paul Catholic Church. Joined community to voice concerns re community policing, truancy, education reform and economic development.����
Jobs: A National Conversation Town Hall Meeting, Aug.2nd at
SEPTEMBER- Increased Advocacy Coalition Membership, (see website www.brchr.org.). Served on Advisory Board of the Capitol Area Human Services District for the past year. Meetings for Sept.-Jan. focused on Hurricane Katrina community recovery efforts for displaced citizens needing mental-health services. Women�s Council of GBR honored BRC women and last year�s Humanitarian Award recipient Martha White at its 2005 Silver Magnolias� Women Of Courage luncheon at Boudreaux�s, and A Dialogue on Race held at Barnes & Nobel sponsored by YWCA during the weeklong celebration.
OCTOBER- Joined YWCA in its annual Week Without Violence events Oct. 16-22 at various locations in the city.� Members served on various boards that assisted displaced citizens, and worked with leadership team at Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Encouraged Library Tax vote.
NOVEMBER-Co-sponsored YWCA�s forum,
Race and Poverty Issues After Hurricane Katrina, held
An Administrator/Counselor addressed needs from each educational setting. Pre PR slot on Ch.9 to announce event, and the Advocate�s Around Baton Rouge.� Prayer Breakfast held by The Greater Baton Rouge Federation of Churches and Synagogues. Supported Breast Cancer Campaign-YWCA.� Facilitator at Baton Rouge Parent University sponsored by The Baton Rouge Area Chamber at Scotlandville High School to train local and displaced parents.� Distributed pamphlets, literature from volunteer forum to trailer villages and churches serving displaced parents.����������������������������������
DECEMBER-Tax �free Shopping days at Barnes & Noble to support Volunteers in Public Schools. Working Interfaith Network Action meeting involving Chief Jeff LeDuff and Col. Greg Phares re a community-policing plan in North Baton Rouge held at the Leadership Institute.� Attended Christmas Volunteer Appreciation Day at Prescott Middle School, which is being counseled, for student behavior by Board member Dr. Diola Bagayoko.
JANUARY-Supported grant request
through letter to the Babcock Foundation for YWCA to establish a Racial and
Justice Center for
FEBRUARY- Celebrated the founding of BRC established Feb. 1965 as a non-profit civic organization to promote racial desegregation and better race relations.�
MARCH-Spring Forum held at the
Chaired by Babcock representative to gather feedback on objectives and strategies.�
Chief in Baton Rouge, and Dr. Aileen A. Hendricks, community activist and Southern University Professor.� Theme- �Devastation Strengthen the Human Spirit.� Pre PR article on each recipient with photo appeared The Advocate. Plaques presented to two students at Istrouma High School who demonstrated academic progress this school term.� The Human Relations News, joint newsletter of the Louisiana Council on Human Relations and the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations is published quarterly during the year.
JUNE- Annual membership meeting of both councils.�