Mayor Kip Holden announced One
Baton Rouge Month (May) April 17th at 11 AM behind the Governmental Building on
the Plaza. Several hundred religious, civic and business leaders were on hand
for the announcement, where Mayor Holden called for the citizens of Baton Rouge
to come together in a spirit of community and cooperation to welcome new
peoples and businesses into the area.
||A Month for One Baton
The One Baton Rouge
Committee, a volunteer group of individuals from Baton Rouge s civic,
religious, educational, business and social organizations has announced plans
for One Baton Rouge Month.
Kip Holden designated May as One Baton Rouge Month at the urging of
the committee (video), saying, The objective of setting the month of May
was to allow our city to focus on two key values, those being unity and
diversity. If we want Baton Rouge to be a great city, then we want every
individual person who is part of our city to be welcomed and at all times to be
treated with dignity and respect. The objective of the One Baton Rouge
Committee is to help transform Baton Rouge into a city recognized for embracing
the uniqueness and value of all of its
According to the OBR Committee, May marks the launching of a whole new
spirit of one-ness in business and play for our city. We hope this
will continue through the months and years ahead. People from more than
fifty countries currently call Baton Rouge home, and consist of every color,
religion, sexual orientation, education, nationality, physical ability,
political ideal and station in life.
The One Baton Rouge Committee has
established a speakers bureau that is asking religious, civic and business
organizations in East Baton Rouge Parish to invite an OBR guest speaker to talk
about the Committee and their personal experiences and thoughts on
The OBR Speakers Bureau contact telephone number is 338-1170.
The OBR Committee web site, www.OneBatonRouge.com, contains
additional information about One Baton Rouge month including details on how to
join The Human Race, a walk scheduled for Saturday May 19th. It
starts at the Lod Cook Center on the LSU campus beginning at 9:00 AM. There is
no fee for participation.
Other One Baton Rouge plans include parish-wide billboards,
public service announcements on radio and TV, and programs for schools, all to
promote a better understanding of the value of having One Baton Rouge for its
greatest asset its people.
Provided web, graphics, and film services for
OneBatonRouge and The Human Race, including this
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Our next meeting is 12 noon, April 4, 2007 at Red Shoes on