For Release February 26, 2022
MetroMorphosis celebrates Black Baton Rouge through community conversations, story circles, a community quilt and more.
Baton Rouge, La – The celebration of Black Baton Rouge continues with the second annual community-wide Black Futures celebration. Black Futures celebrates the rich history and contributions of Black Baton Rouge while engaging the community to co-create its future.
As a part of the organization’s 10-year celebration, MetroMorphosis is launching the Black Futures Quilt and Archive Project fabric remnants and community member reflections will be gathered to amplify the experiences and impact of Black Baton Rouge. These materials will be formed into a large-scale community quilt and serve as a visual representation of the interconnectedness of our community, its endurance, and the cultural richness that brings us together.
“At the center of the work that MetroMorphosis does is people. We recognize the value of our community members, their lived experiences, and their vision for the future of our community. Black Futures allows us to hear directly from them while celebrating the rich history of Black Baton Rouge and its contributions to where we are now.” says sustainability catalyst Sherreta R. Harrison.
The organization seeks to highlight South Baton Rouge, North Baton Rouge, and larger city-wide stories through workshops held on Saturdays throughout February to capture stories that bring a city-wide perspective.
City-Wide Story Circle
February 26th at East Baton Rouge Parish Library from 2-4 pm.
In 2021 MetroMorphosis commissioned Dr. Lori Martin and Chris Tyson to write a piece entitled Black Baton Rouge Yesterday and Today which documents the history of the Black experience in our city. The piece explores historical locations, people and events that tell the significant story of Black Baton Rouge.
Learn more about Black Futures at www.metromorphosis.net/black-futures-month
To learn more about Black Futures contact Dr. Sharbreon Plummer, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on MetroMorphosis, contact Tamiera Nash, email@example.com