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The School District of University City has incorporated the 1619 Project into a class at the high school. At the June lunch & learn, speakers Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, Superintendent, Christina Sneed, Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies & 6-12 English Language Arts, Jai’ Den Smith, 2021 graduate shared their perspectives about the experience. Read the summary here or watch the recorded version here.
Members of the Racial Justice Committee have formed an Affordable Housing task force to monitor proposed housing developments that ask for tax credits or other public subsidies, work in their own communities to monitor zoning regulations and decisions of planning commissions and speak out at public meetings and write letters in order to help make change in the landscape of inequity that has kept so many people unable to afford housing. Read more here.
At the May program, speakers Anna Crosslin, former president and CEO, International Institute of St. Louis, Marie Kenyon, Director, Peace and Justice Commission, Archdiocese of St. Louis and Sr. Sandy Straub, CSJ shared their experiences working with immigrants. Read the full summary here.
At a press conference on April 13, 2021, Women’s Voices announced that free gun locks will now be available at all 30 St. Louis Fire Department firehouses. Four St. Louis County Library Branches now have free locks available as well. Read more here.
Interviewed by KSDK, Cathy Gilbert, co-chair of the Campaign for Common Sense Gun Solutions, noted that accidental shooting incidents are heart-breaking and all too common. Cathy explained that gun locks provide a simple and effective way to avoid unintentional shootings, and she demonstrated how easy it is to use a gun lock. You can watch the interview here.
At the March WVR Lunch & Learn Dr. Molly Metzger, a senior lecturer at Washington University’s Brown School stated that the St. Louis region is facing a housing crisis and advised us on advocacy approaches as we work for solutions. Read the program summary here.
Barbara Finch, in her Nov. 25 commentary in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, states that "adequate housing that is accessible and affordable for every citizen is a prerequisite for a healthy community." Read more here.
Weds., August 25, 7 p.m.
Virtual discussion of video:
Dolly Chugh, “The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias”
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September 9, 2021, 7 p.m.
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American Bar Association Travelling Exhibit
Exhibit Extended through September 2021, Law Library Association (10 N. Tucker, 13th Floor, 63101)