The second Shreveport Reconciliation Dinner was held on February 24, 2018 at Centenary College of Louisiana. Participants and their guests shared a delicious meal prepared by local chefs and shared stories of reconciliation and progress.

Explore below for photos and videos from the dinner as well as recognition of our participants, chefs, and sponsors.

2018 Shreveport Reconciliation Dinner program

2018 Shreveport Reconciliation Dinner photo gallery

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2018 Reconciliation Dinner Participants

The Steering Committee solicited nominations* from the Shreveport community for the 2018 Reconciliation Dinner, seeking a diverse group of participants who have advocated for change.

Our 2018 participants have spoken out against economic, environmental, and racial injustice and empowered others to do the same; improved their neighborhoods through art, education, faith, and service; forged friendships and partnerships across lines of race, class, gender, and sexual identity; and dedicated themselves to laying the groundwork for a truly reconciled community that recognizes and protects the dignity of each individual.

Read full bios of all the participants here.

T.D. Antoine**

Louis Brossett

Njeri Camara

Michael Chisum

Larry Clark

Deborrah “Cookie” Coleman

Curtis Davis

Jada Durden

Angelique Feaster Evans

Chris Gabriel

Cedric Glover**

Shelley Ryan Gray

Kristin Hammit

Ashley Hazelton

John Henson

Omari Ho-Sang

Juan Huertas

Lee Jeter

Ralph Johnson

Roxann Johnson

Frances Kelley

Karen La Beau

Hosea “Big D” Levingston

Nathaniel Manning

Cassie McDaniel

Kim Mitchell

Lee Morgan

Alma Brown Petteway

John Ratcliff

Jordan Ring

Brian Salvatore

Lois Scheib

Ruth Schlichtemier

Lynn Stevens**

Dorothy Wiley

Four high school students from Caddo Parish’s Transformation Zone have also been selected to attend the 2018 Shreveport Reconciliation Dinner based on essays they wrote after viewing the film Beyond Galilee, which chronicles several important events in Shreveport during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s Representing Caddo Parish Schools are:

Janae Gallion and Christen Gay of Booker T. Washington New Technology High School

Eden Holmes and Kontravazias White of Woodlawn Leadership Academy

*View the 2018 nomination form and criteria.

**These individuals were selected but unable to attend the dinner.