BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The mayor’s office announces this week’s Summer of Hope events. Here’s what’s happening and where.
Senseless: Restoring Unity In The Community
What: A film festival and prayer vigil for unity and healing featuring panelists Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Chief Murphy Paul, and Senior Pastor Dr. Mark Ellis.
Who: United Excel Social Justice Institute; United Christian Faith Ministries
When: Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m.
Where: United Christian Faith Ministries Main Sanctuary, 9229 N. Ridgewood Dr.
Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Workshop
What: An opportunity for small businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans to learn about eligibility criteria to become a certified DBE, accessing capital and bonding, as well as best practices for seeking procurement opportunities.
Who: Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, U.S Small Business Administration
When: Friday, August 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: The Valdry Center for Philanthropy at Southern University, 598 Harding Blvd
Lowering Incidents of Violence through Education
What: A program designed to leverage education, job readiness, and job placement to reduce violence and criminal activity in high crime areas.
Who: Cease Fire, District 5 Councilman Daryl Hurst, Baton Rouge Police Department, Baton Rouge Community College and Mayor Broome
When: Friday, August 26, 5 p.m.
Where: BREC’s Cadillac Street Park Gym, 6117 Cadillac Street
Brookstown Community Clean Up Day
Who: District 5 Councilman Daryl Hurst
When: Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: East Brookstown Park, 4900 E Brookstown Dr
Employment and Resource Fair
What: An opportunity for community members to receive resume assistance, have on-site interviews for available jobs, and receive professional clothing if needed.
Who: Fathers on a Mission
When: Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Park Medical Academy, 2680 Bogan Walk
The Black Business Month Block Party
What: This event features live performances, community resources, market, food trucks, and more.
Who: Baton Rouge Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce
When: Sunday, August 28, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd