MOVE THE MINDSET
Slavery – Never Again!

Our persistent, non-violent insistence reminds those in power that their authority has limits. They are accountable to ALL the citizens, not just the privileged few.

A great city does not hide its true history. It corrects its flaws. Lafayette has a lot of work to do.

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Mission

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"Move the Mindset is committed to promoting racial and social justice through education, dialog, the arts and direct action." - Fredrick Prejean, President.

Who We Are

About Us

Move the Mindset is an organization committed to promoting racial and social justice through education, dialog, the arts and direct action. Learn more.

The Coalition

Move the Mindset has assembled a coalition of more than a dozen local, regional, and  national groups. Find out who they are, visit them, come join our coalition. Come meet them.

Our Campaigns

MTM is committed to several social justice projects. Symbolic of our focus – standing in downtown Lafayette is a Jim Crow statue that embodies racial segregation, enforced poverty, and blind hatred. Follow the progress.

What We Do

Move the Mindset’s mission is to educate our community on racial and social justice issues through education, dialogue, the arts and direct action. Your donation will help to fund our endeavors:

  • Moving the General Alfred Mouton Confederate Jim Crow statue off public-owned land
  • Investigating and influencing how local schools approach the teaching of American history, especially the era of slavery
  • Planning lectures and educational events about racial history and racial justice for our community’s enrichment
  • Working with Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) in addressing the injustices in our criminal justice system
  • Participating with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in honoring those lynched in our parish (county) through the placement of Memorial Markers
  • Developing educational documentaries about life in Lafayette during the Jim Crow era
  • Teaching chess to local youth to help develop critical thinking

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MTM Juneteenth Commemoration 2021

Soil Collection Ceremony for Louis Sinclair

March 27, 2021

Carencro, LA

The Lafayette Parish Coalition of the Equal Justice Initiative hosted a soil collection ceremony for Louis Sinclair, who was lynched on March 24, 1896.

Soil Collection Ceremony for Louis Sinclaire, March 27, 2021
News15 Interview

Educate and Advocate: Activists in Lafayette, LA, Lead Movement to Remove Confederate Statue, Confront Long History of White Supremacy

On December 18, 2020, the Southern Poverty Law Center forwarded a story about Move the Mindset (MTM) to 600,000 of its patrons. Statistical results indicate that roughly 80,000 patrons read the story. It is an honor to have had this number of individuals demonstrate an interest in MTM and our work in addressing the issue of social justice. We thank our members, supporters and the general public in assisting us in getting our voice heard. Now the judicial system must come forth and respond to our suit and issue a judgement that will allow the Confederate Jim Crow statue, a public nuisance, and symbol of white supremacy and division, to be moved from publicly owned land. The court hearing is scheduled for Jan. 11, 2021 at 10am. I pray you will continue to support our cause in prayer and spirit.

Read the SPLC article on Move the Mindset.