Listening Loudly, an Instagram Live Series

A Conversation with Brooke Baldwin

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
2:00pm ET/ 1:00 pm CT

At EPU, we know there is a great need to celebrate what we have in common in our communities, exploring what makes us unique and asking the tough questions about the racial divisions that exist just below the surface no matter where we live. When we embrace our shared beliefs, we see and respect each other differently; we act differently; and we can all thrive equitably.

That’s why we’re engaging in Instagram Live conversations in our new series, Listening Loudly. Throughout the series, our founder Mitch Landrieu will participate in conversations of varying topics on Instagram Live with guests who will share their personal stories and life experiences through the lens of race. Our guests will come from all walks of life: a trendsetting influencer on Instagram, an athlete, a small-town business owner, or an international celebrity with Southern roots. Each guest will share their influences and challenges, and will talk about issues like race, class, privilege and power.

In our second conversation in the Listening Loudly series, our founder Mitch Landrieu will have a conversation with with journalist and author Brooke Baldwin on Instagram Live about the South, her perspective on race and racism, and the unique role women play in dismantling the systems of racism in our country today.

Follow E Pluribus Unum on Instagram at @unumfund to watch this conversation.

Brooke Baldwin Headshot

Brooke Baldwin

Author, Veteran Journalist and Former CNN Anchor
Learn more about Brooke

Mitch Landrieu

Founder and President, E Pluribus Unum

Former Mayor of New Orleans
Learn more about Mitch

Through the Listening Loudly series, we will bust myths, challenge stereotypes, and discuss divisions in our communities that lie hidden behind our traditions, behind our class structures, and behind race. While the series will delve into challenging issues, we hope to be engage watchers in a welcoming, constructive, and fun way while always ending with a forward-looking message.

In our first conversation, Mitch spoke with Natasha Cloud, a player for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Watch the whole conversation here.