Annual Report 2006-2007
Marjorie Green,� President
June 2006������ Advocacy Coalition event �WIN� Working Interfaith Network, report back on Community� Policing � Chief� Le Duff and Greg Phares, June 20 Allen Chapel Methodist Church; Annual Membership Meeting, June 3 with La Council on Human Relations at the University Presbyterian Church.
July 2006������� CATS � Metro council meeting re inadequate funding for public transportation system,� members attended and gave support for continued funding and better services.
August 2006�� Received invitation to participate in nation-wide grassroots reading program, One Book/One Community� through the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.�� Sent congratulations card to VIPS for twenty five years of service in school community.� They were supportive of us during our 2006 fall forum.
September 2006�������� Istrouma High School Committee contacted principal to support events projects for new year; YWCA�s� �Dialogue on Race� attended by members attended and participated in Women�s Council of Greater Baton Rouge�s Women�s week� �A week-long celebration.�� Attended meetings � Served on Advisory Board of Capitol Area Human Services District to support citizens with mental illnesses and assure proper services are provided
October 2006������������� Members attended the
Children�s Coalition of Greater Baton Rouge implementation of� its Community Plan for 2006-2007 promoted
by Mayor Holden.� Attended �Youth Summit�
held at Second Baptist church,� October 24 to support East Baton Rouge
Parish school�s goal to improve quality of life through Superintendent
�hope to curb violence and anger
in schools. �One book/One community� expanded events � read To Kill a
Mockingbird; on Mailing list to attend meetings, give support.� Sponsored letter of support
for YWCA to Director of Public Policy for inclusion of the Dialogue on Race on
November 2006��������� Sponsored Public Forum, �Public Transit Solutions: Get Behind CATS and Board the Bus.� Nov. 9th with leaders to address problems facing our transit system.� PR through TV, radio and newspaper invitations. Continued support of CAHSD and Children�s Coalition meetings, supported Kiwanis�Breakfast; supported activities presented by Advocacy Coalition groups, National Association of University Women , YWCA, WIN, Community Association for the Welfare of School Children,� National Coalition of 100 Black Women.�
January 2007� ����������� Members
supported Istrouma High to eradicate low grades and� low
attendance.� Children�s Coalition� -- mini
meetings/survey to organize parents and youth concerning leadership, education,
family support, arts recreation and culture; Participated and encouraged
membership to complete survey, Louisiana Speaks by February 19.� Assisted agency to pass out
information on �LA Spirit� to help new
February 2007����������� Celebrated founding of BRCHR established in February 1965 as a non-profit civic organization to promote racial desegregation.�� Attended the Mid-City Dance Project Inc.,� �The Fading Line: A commemoration of the 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott at BREC Theater sponsored by Arts council and other agencies.�� One book/One Community at BRCC Theater-Gala, Movie shown and panelists reacted to movie events from the past when first written about and thoughts of today written by Harper Lee� To Kill a Mockingbird.
�2007�� Spring Forum � Solutions to Bus
Issues held at the
April 2007������ Annual Powell-Reznikoff Humanitarian Award Ceremony Dinner held at the� Southern University Wesley Foundation presented to the Revs.� Betty B. Claiborne and Randy K. Nichols.�� Theme:� Change in Human Relations is Driven by the Soul within with Eric Lewis, President of the black Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce as speaker.� PR appeared in the Advocate and In Register, along with promotion by Glorious Wright� on her radio program on WXOK.
May 2007������ Plaques presented to two students
June 2007������ Annual Membership meeting, June 14th for BRCHR; June 23 for� LCHR.