BATON ROUGE AREA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS

WHEN: Wednesday, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Southern University’s Higgins Hall, Baton Rouge

SPEAKER: Ben Jeffers, who served as chief of staff to former Gov. Edwin Edwards and serves on the Democratic National Committee, will lead a conversation about the turnout and influence of the minority vote ahead of the fall Congressional elections.

COST: Free for students and BRAABJ members; nonmembers and members of the media not covering the event, $5.

RESERVATIONS: brareabj@gmail.com

WOMEN IN MEDIA

WHEN: Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

WHERE: Juban’s Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge

SPEAKER: John Georges, publisher and CEO of The Advocate, on “How The Advocate is Growing and How Media will Evolve and Change the Paper”

RESERVATIONS: www.womeninmediabr.com/

BATON ROUGE LODGING ASSOCIATION AND SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVES OF GREATER BATON ROUGE

WHEN: Thursday, 11 a.m. networking; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. lunch/meeting

WHERE: Juban’s Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge

SPEAKER: Billy Arcement, author “Searching For Success”

COST: $25 members; $35 nonmembers or no-shows

RESERVATIONS: (225) 752-1455, rsvp@brlodging.org or www.brlodging.org; or Nancy Carter at (225) 978.4004 or www.SMEGBR.org by Monday.