Gulf Coast communities exist at the intersection of historic disparity, institutionalized injustice and impending opportunities for community change. How communities of Color in the Gulf Coast are impacted and, whether they are equipped to withstand these changes depends on the civic engagement of its residents and the successful strategy of its justice leaders. To strengthen the resilience of Louisiana’s communities of color, GCCLP offers an annual Black Leadership and Policy Summit for elected officials, aspiring political candidates and for church, civic and community leaders. This regional training is tailored to serve Black leaders of St. Tammany, Washington, Tangipahoa, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena (the Florida Parishes) Parishes.
The purpose of this Leadership and Policy Summit is to:
Update participants on current legislative issues impacting Louisiana, the Gulf Coast and the US South.
Offer tools, data and information on best practices to promote political engagement and civil rights.
Strengthen the civic engagement networks in Louisiana’s Black communities.
Build a justice analysis with leadership in communities of color.