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Daniel Banguel
Reformed Bully & Anti-Bullying Advocate

Daniel Banguel is a self-admitted former high school bully who now serves as an anti-bullying spokesman. He was a featured panelist at the Southern University Division of Continuing Education’s statewide conference “Bullying: A Call for Action” in February. He also appeared before the House Education Committee during the most recent legislative session in support of anti-bullying legislation proposed by Louisiana State Representative Patricia Smith that won the support of the Louisiana House of Representatives.

He has also been featured as the keynote speaker at school and community outreach events and has given several interviews to local newspaper, radio and TV stations about his transformation and bullying prevention.

Daniel received his undergraduate degrees from Northwestern State University – where he served as Student Government President - and Southern University A & M College.

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02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

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10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?


09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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