Race & Gravy, a program of leadership Baton Rouge, invites residents to a community discussion on education, criminal justice, race and the common desire to move Baton Rouge forward.

The forum builds upon Swine Palace’s production of “The Brother’s Size,” a play that tackles current societal issues. The forum is designed to allow community members the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about current compelling topics in an intimate setting.

The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. Thursday followed immediately by the forum at 7:00 p.m.

Speaking at the forum will be the group’s Willie Johnson; Judge Kathleen Stewart Richey; Dennis Blunt, attorney with Phelps Dunbar; and Michael Tipton, Teach for America’s executive director.

Admission is free.

The event will be held at Swine Palace’s Studio Theater at LSU on Dalrymple Drive.