Expanding Our Roots: Chancelier Skidmore


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 is with Chancelier "Xero" Skidmore. Chancelier is the Director of Community Engagement for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. In addition to this, he is a percussionist with the Michael Foster Project, a Baton Rouge based brass brand that performs a variety of musical genres, a teaching artist that has mentored young people across the Greater Baton Rouge area through the literary arts, and a former poetry slam competitor who has obtained several national and international poetry slam competition titles.

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