The State of Greater Black Lafayette, a grass-roots organization focusing on community issues, will host the Black Leadership Summit 2015 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Imani Temple in Lafayette.

“There is not a concerted effort to bring folks together, but this is the start of bringing our leadership together,” said Susannah Malbreaux, one of the event’s organizers.

“Whatever differences our leaders have had, this is the time in 2015 to put that aside, and let bygones be bygones, and respect each other,” Malbreaux said. “We want to bridge that gap and have folks working together for the benefit of our community.”

Saturday’s event, which is open to the public, will be in a roundtable discussion format, allowing participants identify concerns and issues.

“We’ll see what comes to the table and prioritize those things as to what are the most pressing issues in our community,” Malbreaux said.

There is no cost to attend the summit.

People can register by emailing their name and phone number to Malbreaux at