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.

The Right to Vote: Why We’re Headed in the Wrong Direction

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Requiring identification photos, limiting polling places, gerrymandering —these and other activities threaten the right of all citizens to vote. Our speakers will update us on Missouri’s Voter Photo ID law and the Pence-Kobach commission at the national level that have the potential to disenfranchise  people, especially the elderly, low-income and people of color.

 

Denise Lieberman

Brandon Alexander

Chrissy Peters

Speakers:
 
Denise Lieberman is a seasoned constitutional and civil rights lawyer with the Advancement Project’s Voter Protection Program.  She has headed a nationwide effort to combat legislation aimed at repressing voting.
 

Speakers:

Denise Lieberman is a seasoned constitutional and civil rights lawyer with the Advancement Project’s Voter Protection Program.  She has headed a nationwide effort to combat legislation aimed at repressing voting.

Brandon Alexander, Co-Director, Missouri Election’s Division. Brandon spent four years in the office of State Representative Tony Dugger, who served as the Chairman of the House Elections Committee. Brandon went on to run digital campaign efforts for candidates across the country at Victory Enterprises before joining the Secretary of State’s office.

Chrissy Peters, Co-Director, Missouri Election’s Division. Chrissy has spent the majority of her professional career serving the State of Missouri, starting with the Ethics Commission in 2005. She has worked at the Secretary of State’s office since 2008.

In addition, Mary Timmel from Jobs With Justice will inform us about the Clean Missouri Initiative. This important measure would require that legislative records be open to the public and that politicians wait two years after leaving office before becoming lobbyists. It would eliminate most lobbyist gifts in the General Assembly and lower campaign contribution limits for state legislative candidates.

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

A Shameful Connection: Zip Code & Infant Mortality

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Speaker: Kate Kasper, Advocacy manager at Generate Health, St. Louis

 

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