About This Show
Welcome to the altBR podcast with Jacob Jolibois and Abe Felix! We’re going to be sitting down with the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana who are in the trenches, helping to make this city a better place. From entrepreneurs, to designers, to musicians, to politicians, to chefs, to civil rights activists, join us as we listen to their stories of progress, hope and goodness in this city.
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#35: Meghan Matt & Walter "Geno" McLaughlin - Erasing the Thin Red Line Dividing Baton Rouge
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The Thin Red Line Project was born out of the turmoil and conflict experienced over an eight week period in the summer of 2016. Emboldened, we strive to expose this division, eradicate its existence, and reveal the heart of a community. Meghan Matt is a passionate lover of people and pursuer of justice. For more than fifteen years she has been bold in her fight for equality for all people in various ways ranging from education, to online advocacy, to inner city service, to community activism. Two years ago she brought a national live-reading show to Baton Rouge, and through directing these productions a fire inside her was ignited to give others the space to tell their stories. Walter McLaughlin, Jr.: Artist. Dreamer. Entrepreneur. Advocate. Leader. These are just a few of the words used to describe the man that many friends and family refer to simply as "Geno." Having been born in Memphis, TN and attending school in Louisiana made him acutely aware of the issues we face as a society, and also gave him a unique perspective on the views of others. With a passion for people and a heart for service, his willingness to step out in recent times has catapulted him to the forefront of the movement for social justice in and around the region.