BATON ROUGE, LA — The Center for Rural and Small Business Development in the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the Louisiana Building Economic Security Together (LABEST) will hold an advocacy training and listening session at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 24 at the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives, 1209 Diesi Street, Opelousas, LA.
Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss obstacles that are preventing them and their communities from being able to build assets and gain personal wealth. They will also be trained on ways to advocate in support or against laws that directly affect social protection programs for low-income families.
Registration, which is free, is required and can be completed by contacting LaKeeshia Giddens at 225-771-2160 or Eual Hall at 225-771-4105.
LABEST is a collaboration compromised of grass roots, non-profit and advocacy organizations, policy makers, community leaders and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Their goal is to help a broad population of Louisiana residents achieve financial independence by identifying policies, promoting advocacy awareness and empowering constituents to build economic security over a lifetime.
For additional information about LABEST or this event, please contact LaKeeshia at 225.771.2160.
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