Virtual talks on beekeeping, gardening, African American Mardi Gras celebrations and more in Baton Rouge this week

Tune into LSU’s virtual series on dismantling racism Tuesday

In the “Racism: Dismantling the System” monthly series, LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and partners explore the impacts of racism as well as how to create opportunities for justice and equity. This month’s episode starts with a discussion of the book The Religion of White Rage. Its co-editors include two LSU professors, exploring how white anxiety, religion and American identity affect Black progress.

Tune in on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

Learn about at-home beekeeping during an online series Tuesday

LSU AgCenter’s at-home beekeeping series includes monthly talks with professors from different universities. This week’s, “Understanding and Integrating Honey Bee Nutritional Ecology into Beekeeper Practices,” features Pierre Lau from Texas A&M. Tune in to have all your questions about beekeeping answered Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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Have your vaccine questions answered by Louisiana doctors Wednesday

Join Blue Cross and Blue Shield Of Louisiana’s “Direct from the Doctors: Vaccinations” discussion. Hear local medical directors talk about the COVID-19 vaccination process and other essential immunizations. 

Tune in Feb. 24 at noon via Facebook Live. You’ll be able to drop your questions in the comments.

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Explore African American Mardi Gras traditions Thursday

Just because Mardi Gras is over doesn’t mean we can’t still revel in its marvels. A new exhibit opened at The Presbytère Museum in New Orleans earlier this month, “Mystery in Motion: African American Masking and Spirituality in Mardi Gras.” The exhibit dives into the history and diverse spiritual influences of Black masking traditions. 

Even if you can’t make it down to the Crescent City to see the exhibit in person, Louisiana State Museum and Friends of the Cabildo are teaming up for a virtual celebration with the curators.  

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Prep for your spring garden with an online seminar Saturday

Louisiana Nursery hosts the “Growing Fruit In Louisiana” gardening seminar. Learn the secrets on how to create a fruitful garden with nuts, citrus and berries.

The Facebook Live will air Saturday, Feb. 27, at 9 a.m.

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