Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821 is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcase the cultural diversity, global connections and social consciousness of the people of southeast Louisiana as well as those who work to expand southeast Louisiana's roots to the world through works that promote social justice and global citizenship.
The series presents community organizers, community leaders and residents living in southeast Louisiana who come from different parts of the world or who work to promote global citizenship, multiculturalism and social justice in our regional community.
This interview features Poetry Alliance president Alejandro. Alejandro is a queer Black woman living in Louisiana. A poet and lesbian fiction writer, she is dedicated to exploring the vast culture of black lesbian love. Alejandro is also the president of the Poetry Alliance, an arts organization that facilitates a monthly poetry reading and open mic for the local community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.