Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821 is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcases 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 is with Colleen Kissel. Colleen Kissel leads BR Votes, a nonpartisan voter guide for Greater Baton Rouge. BRVotes.org is a project of Progressive Social Network aimed at increasing voter turnout by educating voters on the issues that matter. Colleen has lived in Louisiana for the last ten years and enjoys watching local politics and science fiction movies.