Expanding Our Roots: Maggie Conarro
"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 Maggie Conarro. A Baton Rouge native, Maggie Conarro is a community organizer, an educator, and a facilitator. She is a facilitator for Dialogue on Race Louisiana, having facilitated a series with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Baton Rouge Public Defender's Office, and countless community groups. She is a leader with Together Baton Rouge, a broad-based coalition of institutions that effectively works to address the pressures on families in Louisiana. She currently serves as the Program Director for Serve Louisiana - an AmeriCorps program that connects emerging leaders with full-time, paid opportunities in Baton Rouge and New Orleans non-profit organizations.