Upcoming Programs

Our programs, the second Thursday of the month, 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 pm.

 

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

When Fear Rules, We Lose:  How a Gun-obsessed Culture Changes Our Lives

Fear is both a cause and a result of gun violence in our community.  Please join members of Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice as we learn about what happens to individuals, families and communities where fear is a constant companion.  We’ll also explore the role of the media in generating this fear, and learn how we can be more critical consumers of both traditional news sources and social media.

SPEAKERS:

Sean Joe, PhD, MSW, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development, Brown School, Washington University.  Dr. Joe received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research; he has published widely in the areas of suicide, violence and firearm-related violence.

 

 

Art Silverblatt, professor emeritus, media literacy, Webster University.  Dr. Silverblatt has a PhD in English from Michigan State University.  He has taught numerous courses in media analysis and strives to give students the tools necessary to conduct their own primary research into media and media content. He is an active member of Gateway Media Literacy Partners.

 

 

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Women’s Voices Annual Meeting