Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards 2016

Brotherhood Sisterhood - Brotherhood SIsterhood Awards honor Joseph Simons and John Smith

BATON ROUGE, LA (November 21, 2016) – Brotherhood Sisterhood of Baton Rouge honored two members of the community, Joseph Gottlieb Simmons and John Frederick Smith, last Friday, November 11th during a breakfast at Galatoire’s Bistro. Simmons and Smith were recognized for serving the community through the mission of the Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards, which is held to honor those who have, over their lives, worked toward the elimination of bias, bigotry, and racism across ethic, gender, and religious lines in the community.


Joseph Gottlieb Simmons has a long history of involvement with organizations such as the Mental Health Association of Greater Baton Rouge, Public Radio in Baton Rouge, the Baton Rouge Chapter of the NCCJ, and Maison des Amis of Louisiana. Simmons is currently devoting his time and energy to expanding the availability and quality of care for the mentally ill through Maison des Amis.


John Frederick Smith serves on many community boards and committees, including the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, the Greater Baton Rouge Youth and Planning Board, Church Council of First United Methodist church, and the past President and current Vice President of Programs with 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, Inc. Smith currently coordinates the Fair 

Share Program for the East Baton Rouge Public School System.