BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU is hosting a Presidential Symposium on October 3 and 4 called "Moment or Movement: A National Dialogue on Identity, Empowerment and Justice for All."
The purpose of the two-day forum is to engage students, faculty and community members in a political discussion on the tensions and tragedies that happened in Baton Rouge this summer.
It is also part of a larger movement to get students to join the democratic process and to register to vote.
"The LSU Presidential Symposium is a way for us to engage with our students with our LSU votes initiative," said LSU Student Body President Zack Faircloth. "We're looking to shatter every single voting record that students have ever set. We're bringing in speakers from all over the country to talk about what's been going on. Is this a moment or is this a movement? It's really going to be a dialogue on empowerment, identity and how we can create an environment for justice for all."
There will be multiple panels and discussions happening on both days. All events are free and will be held on LSU's campus.
The keynote speaker is former Xavier University President Dr. Norman Francis. The featured speaker is CNN anchor and Baton Rouge native Don Lemon.
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