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Programs    (second Thursday of every month)


- To identify, research and discuss critical issues
- To mobilize, energize and inspire ourselves and others to action
- To work as individuals and in community for social justice

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Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd, 63117- Directions
Coffee and conversation at 6:30 p.m. - Program at 7 p.m.

All Women's Voices programs are open to the public, free of charge.

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Investing for Good: Changing Corporations through Shareholder Engagement

Speaker: Brian Reavey, Director for Justice, Peace, & Integrity of Creation - Marianist Province

Ever feel like the big companies have all the power? Want to have a say in how they do business that impacts our world? You can make a difference through shareholder advocacy. It's easier than you think. Join Brian Reavey for a conversation on investor advocacy for the everyday person. Together we'll hear stories of meaningful change at the corporate level and how you can get involved without needing a lot of money.

Brian Reavey serves the Marianist Province of the U.S. as the Director for Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation and the Main Representative of Marianists International NGO at the United Nations. Brian's Province-wide mandate includes formation and education, advocacy and service, and global outreach and partnerships. The Marianists remain long-time members of Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (New York City), Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment (St. Louis), and the Socially Responsible Investment Coalition (San Antonio).

Thursday, February 12, 2015

White Privilege: Have We Learned Not To Look?

Speakers: Amy Hunter, Director of Racial Justice, YWCA
Robert Good, Ph.D., Social Studies teacher, Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Come join us to learn, share and ask questions about white privilege and its racial implications. Our speakers will address white privilege and the purpose of understanding race:
  • to bridge gaps,
  • to build close and authentic relationships with others
  • to work toward healing the hurts of racial disparities which we have witnessed all too much in our community.
In so doing they will explain how the benefits of working toward social change assist with our own need for peace, humanity and citizenship in our community.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stolen Childhoods: The Emotional Toll of Gun Violence

Speakers: Valerie Carter-Thomas, principal, Northwest Academy of Law
Ajuma Muhammad, licensed psychotherapist who provides mental health services for "at risk" adolescent boys
TBA: child psychiatrist

A teacher who works in an inner-city school has said: "Most middle-class Americans have no idea about the trauma these kids experience living in their neighborhoods." This program will help educate us about what violence, especially gun violence, is doing to children who don't feel safe. The goal will be to give us a better understanding of these children, so that we may develop some empathy and work to eliminate the criminalization of black youth.

This program is a follow-up to the Women's Voices "Safe and Sound: Smart Strategies to Protect Children from Gun Violence" forum held in April, 2014, and is coordinated by members of the Campaign for Common-Sense Gun Solutions committee.

April, 2015

The Justice Gap: the Poverty-Prison Connection

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Decade of Making A Difference!
Celebrating Women's Voices 10h Anniversary

The first Womens Voices meeting was held in May, 2005 at the University City library. As we begin our 10th birthday year, we're ready to celebrate! We're planning a party and you are invited.

We'll have:
  • food and drink to enjoy
  • a chance to mingle with old and new WV members
  • live professional music to make your heart sing!
So bring a friend, spouse, or partner and party with us. Place to be announced at a later date.

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