Upcoming Programs

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held on the second Thursday of the month and are free and open to the public. Programs are held at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, 63117. Come at 6:30 pm for coffee and conversation. Programs begin at 7:00 pm.

A Shameful Connection: Zip Code & Infant Mortality

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Each year, 260 babies die in St. Louis before their first birthday. Just a few minutes from some of the top-ranking hospitals in the country, there are neighborhoods with infant mortality rates worse than in some developing countries. For too many families, the soul wrenching loss of a baby is a heartbreaking reality. This is unacceptable. Learn why this is happening, and what is being done about it. Learn about Flourish, an organization on the forefront of efforts to be sure that every child sees his or her first birthday.


Speaker: Kate Kasper is a Manager of Strategic Initiatives with Generate Health, an organization that coordinates with Flourish to reduce the rate of infant mortality in St. Louis.  Ms. Kasper’s work as an advocate for the rights of women and women’s health spans 15 years. For the past 10 years, she has been working with state organizations to further women’s health in Missouri.

Reservations are not required, but help us plan. Click here to let us know you’re coming.


Remembering Our Lost Children Five Years After Newtown

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Speaker: Reverend Kathy Adams Shepherd


A Doctor’s Story: The Erosion of Abortion Care in Missouri

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Speaker: Colleen McNicholas, MD



Juvenile Injustice, Kids in Crisis from School to Courts

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Speaker: Reverend Karen Anderson, President of MCU & Pastor of Ward Chapel AME



Opioid Crisis: One Nation Overdosed

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Speaker: Howard Weissman, National Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse



Immigration: Frankenstein Law Tears Families Apart

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Speaker: Javad Khazaeli



Thrivers and Strugglers: A Growing Economic Divide

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Speaker: Ray Boshara