Bayou Classic Jazz Brunch
This event is always held on the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for LLBC members, local and nationally elected officials, community and business leaders, CRT members and constituents of the Caucus to network in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. Following this event, most participants attend the Bayou Classic Game at the New Orleans Superdome, which involves Grambling State University and Southern University A & M.
LLBC Scholarship Program
The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus provides scholarships to deserving students throughout Louisiana in order to help them to further their educational goals. The proceeds raised from the Bayou Classic Jazz Brunch fund the LLBC Scholarship Program.
LLBC Externship Program with the Southern University Law Center
The LLBC is proud to partner with Southern University Law Center to host 6-7 law student externs. We provide hands on experience and training in the legislative process.
Corporate Round Table (CRT)
The LLBC Corporate Round Table provides an opportunity for members of the private sector, educational institutions, and other interested parties to discuss legislative concerns. This group meets quarterly and works as a think tank for the purpose of identifying and reviewing the best possible avenues of improving the lives of those that the LLBC serves.
Economic Development Conference
The LLBC presents its Economic Development Conference generally in the spring. The conference is designed to promote economic development by bringing together business experts with the new entrepreneur. Past topics have included: Taxes and Planning, Developing the Business Plan, State & Federal Procurement, Raising Capital, and a multitude of other classes are offered to the public.
State of African Americans in Louisiana
The LLBC will hold its first annual “State of African Americans in Louisiana Symposium” on February 67, 2008 on the campus of Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. Participants at this forum will have the opportunity to examine the status of healthcare, education and economic opportunity and development issues within the African American community in the state of Louisiana from literature, data and research that will be provided at the symposium. For further information on this event, please check our website or contact our office at (225) 3427342.