Meghan Matt is an activist, community organizer, speaker and storyteller. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminology from Louisiana State University and this year will begin working towards her Master's degree in Criminology, Law & Society from University of California-Irvine. Meghan has also completed two series through the esteemed Dialogue on Race program and is currently a fellow with the Urban Leaders for Equity and Diversity (ULEAD): Criminal Justice Cohort of 2017 through the Urban League of Baton Rouge.
She is the co-founder of the Thin RedLine Project, a social justice photojournalism series dedicated to telling the stories of individuals, close-knit families, and creative souls that live and thrive within disenfranchised and marginalized communities. She is the creator of Stonecatchers: Conversations for Change, a series of dialogues and events which bring citizens together to discuss difficult topics related to church, race and politics. Meghan is the writer behind The Free Bird Sings, is a contributor to Baton Rouge Moms and The Mother Letters, and is in her third year of directing and producing the live reading show Listen to Your Mother: Baton Rouge. Additionally, she serves as director of the Social Justice + Community Impact team of Love Alive Church, leading with practical ways to make a positive impact in the community through service and working to educate and empower the public on issues of social justice. As a survivor of sexual assault, she is also passionate about seeing schools, churches and workplaces better care for former victims of trauma.
Meghan has served on and led teams assisting victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the Great Flood of 2016 and various community service projects. Last year, she volunteered with the Sharon Weston Broome campaign for mayor, and was then asked to serve on her transition team as Sharon began her first term as the first African-American female mayor of Baton Rouge. Meghan currently serves under her Metro Councilman and is also involved with the Urban League of Baton Rouge and local initiatives working to improve community/police relations and the treatment of minority communities.
Meghan specializes in education on racial sensitivity, social justice and storytelling, and believes that storytelling can change the world.