Baton Rouge, LA, May 05, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Baton Rouge Students Pin Powerful New Book in the Aftermath of Alton Sterling and Historic Flood
News of the Justice Department’s decision not to bring criminal charges against police officers in the Alton Sterling’s case has left many people stunned, hurt and upset, particularly in Baton Rouge where local citizens are feeling the impact even more. While most can only imagine what it’s like to grow up in the Deep South of Louisiana in the Bayou where racism and police brutality have become front and center of the media, courageous college students from a local community college in Baton Rouge have decided to set the record straight in a new book that everyone will be talking about this summer called, Voices From The Bayou: Baton Rouge Students Confront Racism, Police Brutality and a Historic Flood.
Combining their thoughts into a series of narratives, “Voices from the Bayou” is a 128-page student-led initiative published by the Bayou Soul Literary Youth Conference, and benefiting the Baton Rouge Community College Foundation. Voices is told in three parts: Racism, The Police, The Flood – its vision and mission to address the sensitive issues of racism with compassion and forgiveness in order to heal and unite the community of Baton Rouge as well as the entire Nation.
Delisa Brown, a graduating senior at Baton Rouge Community College and who has a story featured in the Voices, stated that “We basically want everyone to know that they have a voice and they can raise that voice together with ours to say boldly that we will not tolerate injustice of any kind and that we must come together in unity. If the historic flood of Baton Rouge taught us anything was that it doesn’t matter if you are black or white, you can lose everything in the blink of an eye. Let’s stop the foolishness and hatred.”
Voices’ Introduction was written by professor and writer, Clarence Nero, endorsed by National Bestselling Authors, Omar Tyree and Sister Helen Prejean who wrote the book’s Foreword as well as Gary Zukav, a regular guest on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday and author of “The Seat of the Soul.”
“Voices from the Bayou” can be purchased through the Foundation at Mybrcc.edu or Amazon.com. Funds from the sale of the e-book will support professional development, The Bayou Soul Youth Literary Conference and scholarships for student writers.
Media Contact: Clarence Nero