TEDx event is coming to North Baton Rouge for the first time this weekend


TEDxScotlandville's 2021 theme: "It takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back."

Michael Johnson

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Something rare is coming to North Baton Rouge.

TEDxScotlandville is an all day event that is taking place on Saturday, May 22.

According to the mayor’s office, the “event features more than a dozen speakers — spanning a wide variety of topics and industries — with the mission to share impactful ideas that inspire action.”

TEDxScotlandville is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the BREC Greenwood Community Park Water Front Theatre.

“It’s exciting for our community to host this world renowned speaking series right here in historic Scotlandville. Our community has much to contribute to the conversation about overcoming challenges and working towards shared goals,” said Mayor Broome.

Image courtesy of Michael Johnson

Some of the speakers who are expected to attend the TEDxScotlandville event are listed below:

  • Sharon Weston Broome (Mayor-President Baton Rouge)
  • Wise Intelligent (Hip Hop Pioneer)
  • Derrick Warren (Dean at Southern University)
  • Chauna Banks (District 2 Councilwoman)
  • Louis Ali (Land Literacy Activist)
  • Myra Richardson (Activist/Serial Entrepreneur)
  • Denver Terrance (Architect)
  • Cornelius Roy (Vegan Restaurateur)
  • Claude Whitfield (Music Educator)
  • Maya B. Galathe (Racial Trauma Specialist)
  • Yvonne Bey (Biologist/Researcher)
  • Byron Washington (Historical/Cultural Advocate)
  • Pat Leduff (President Scotlandville CDC & CADAV)
  • Steve Kader (Change agent)

There is no cost to attend but a ticket is required to go to the event.

Tickets for this event can be acquired here.

“With the recent pandemic, to daily struggles, this theme represents overcoming difficulties, successes, and community empowerment.” said TEDxScotlandville organizer Queen Muhammad Ali.

Including this TEDxScotlandville event, only 3 of these gatherings have been put together in the state.

The at the BREC Greenwood Community Park Water Front Theatre is located at 13350 LA-19.

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