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
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.
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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