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.
Amy Hunter Amy is responsible for ensuring that eliminating racism, part of the YWCA's mission, is incorporated in all of the organization's internal and external programming. She joined the Y in 2008 and has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate sector. She worked at Edward Jones and served on the faculty for the Dismantling Racism Institute, a program of The National Conference for Community and Justice. Amy has provided strategic direction for organizational development for universities, school districts and the corporate community. She has published works and is a presenter on issues of race and social justice throughout the US and Canada. She is pursuing her PhD in Social Justice from the University of Missouri St. Louis.
Rob Good Rob is a social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School where he teaches US History and US Government & Politics. He serves on the African American Academic Achievement Committee, facilitates the STRIDE (Students Taking Rigorous Instruction Developing Exceptionally) program, and co-sponsors the Gay-Straight Alliance. He has facilitated diversity workshops and dialogue groups for A World of Difference, the National Conference for Community and Justice, the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and Focus St. Louis. Rob has also served on the staffs of NCCJ St. Louis' Anytown Youth Leadership Institute, the Dismantling Racism Institute, and the Inclusion Institute for Educators.
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
Duru L Sakhrani, MD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist, Mercy Hospital
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 16, 2015
Eight Months Post-Ferguson: The Journey from Recovery to Rebuilding
Seeking Sustainable Solutions to Economic and Racial Disparities
Speakers: To Be Announced Later
Place: To Be Announced Later
In partnership with: National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section
Community Against Poverty (CAP) a program of Jewish Community Relations Council
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.
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.