Expanding Our Roots: Melissa Yarborough


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 Melissa Yarborough. Melissa is an educator specializing in teaching Spanish and English as new languages. She has an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from LSU Shreveport and a B.A. in Spanish from Bryn Mawr College. She currently serves as the president and voter education organizer for the League of Women Voters of Greater Baton Rouge, which aims to empower voters and defend democracy.

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