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Whitney Breaux


Whitney is a Marketing Assistant with a financial education firm specializing in “new media.” She is also a very recent graduate of the Manship School of Mass Communication with a degree in Political Communication and minor in Business Administration.

Whitney served as the press secretary for the S.O.S.-Save Our Schools campaign comprised of students fighting to eliminate the proposed budget cuts to higher education. S.O.S. utilized blogging and social networking sites to expand its message to colleges, universities and the community. Her past work experiences also include managing “new media” accounts for political candidates.

While a student at LSU, Whitney remained active in Student Government, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and the Leadership LSU Class of 2009. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys volunteering with local organizations, studying the world of politics and watching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her future plans include obtaining a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a juris doctorate.

Whitney is a life-long resident of Baton Rouge and graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School in 2005.

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     02/17 - Black & the Blue

What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve?
Last year’s shooting of an African-American male in Baton Rouge by two white police officers re-ignited a national debate on how law enforcement interacts with minority communities. Nationwide demonstrations were ultimately marred by the targeted ambush of 12 white officers in Dallas and the killing of three members of law enforcement in Baton Rouge. What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve? How can Louisiana’s Capital City productively move beyond these events? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on a special town hall edition, “Black & the Blue” Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm; Sunday, February 26 at 1pm and Tuesday, February 28 at 10pm after the State of the Union address on LPB HD. In New Orleans on WLAE, Wednesday, February 22 at 7 PM. (Recording Monday, February 20)


Invitation, details and directions (pdf format)

Our panelists will be:
• Fr. Rick Andrus, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Together BR
• Darrell Basco, state president of Fraternal Order of Police
• Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of Baton Rouge
• Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Public Safety Task Force
• Stephanie Riegel; Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Reverend Raymond Jetson, pastor of Star Hill Church host the program. Robyn Merrick with the Southern University System and Bob Mann with LSU’s Manship School will moderate the discussion.
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