The McLeod Lecture Series, founded in honor of Bill McLeod, former legislator, judge and Southwest Louisiana community leader, returns to the McNeese State University campus as part of Banners at McNeese this Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in Ralph Squires Recital Hall.
This long-running series is dedicated to presenting timely as well as historical aspects of Louisiana politics and efforts to promote a climate of good government.
A panel discussion will revolve around the divisiveness of Blue and Red America and the effects of partisanship on good government in Louisiana as well as how civility might be propagated amongst citizens and politicians.
The panel will include Dr. John Fletcher, the Billy J. Harbin Associate Professor of Theatre History at Louisiana State University, Jim Beam, retired political columnist for the American Press, and Marshall Simien, a local attorney. The discussion will be led by KPLC’s John Bridges.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Banners is supported by ticket sales, memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the program or to get your tickets, visit the Banners website at www.banners.org or call the Banners office at 337-475-5123.
Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-456-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.