Mayoral forum to be held at Centenary October 5

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary’s Anderson Auditorium in the Hurley Music Building will be the setting for a forum featuring candidates vying for the mayor’s office in Shreveport’s upcoming November election. The forum, hosted by the Shreveport Commission on Race and Diversity, will be held Wednesday, October 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The forum will be led by moderators Dr. LaTienda Pierre and John Ratcliff and will focus on current and historical issues of race and diversity affecting Shreveport. Each candidate will be asked to respond to questions that have been prepared by several local groups working to promote racial justice and reconciliation, including the TO-WWN (Together We Win Network), the YWCA of Northwest Louisiana, Centenary’s Black Student Union, and the Shreveport Commission on Race and Diversity.

“Race has been and continues to be a significant factor in Shreveport,” said Ratcliff. “The sponsors of the October 5th forum believe that the electorate is entitled to know where the candidates stand.”

The forum will be recorded and will also be streamed live at

For more information on the forum, contact Rebecca Thomas or Sarah McCall


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