Sen. Bernie Sanders will head to Louisiana this weekend for a series of campaign events that will include a town hall and a civil rights convention.

The Vermont Independent is set to host his town hall meeting Sunday at the same venue where Gov. Bobby Jindal launched his presidential campaign earlier this month, according to the New Orleans Advocate.

Sanders, who has drawn impressive crowds to campaign events around the country in recent weeks, will likely be forced to confront the shooting that claimed two lives in a Lafayette movie theater earlier this week.

The Democratic presidential candidate will head to Baton Rouge for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's annual convention before departing for New Orleans to attend the state party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

The SCLC will provide Sanders with the opportunity to address civil rights and grow his outreach to minority voters, something he has pledged to do on the campaign trail.