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.
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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