At the May Women's Voices program, we heard from Rev. Jeffrey Harrison, SJ, project coordinator for the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project of St. Louis University and the Jesuit Central and Southern Province. Fr. Harrison described the work of this group to uncover the stories of the people enslaved by the Jesuits and to honor their memory. Using sacramental and census records and other sources, the researchers have identified about 70 people the Jesuits enslaved in the St. Louis region between 1823 and 1865. The project works to locate descendants to provide them with the discovered information, learn from their family stories, and chart a course moving forward. Read the summary and link to the recorded program here.
In the wake of deaths of three area youths by gun, the City of St. Louis is urging residents to secure firearms. FREE gun locks are available at all 30 St. Louis Fire Department firehouses. St. Louis area residents can also pick up free gun locks at four St. Louis County Library branches and four St. Louis Public Library branches. Find out where to get a FREE gun lock here. Link to press coverage here.
At the February Lunch & Learn, speakers Mimi Taylor-Hendrix, board president and Adam Brown, executive director, both of SHED, described how the organization builds accessible, inclusive communities. SHED has served University City since 2009 by providing volunteer home maintenance for seniors and people with disabilities primarily in the city’s 3rd Ward. Read the summary and link to the recorded version here.
NEW DATE & TIME!
Weds., June 8, 10-11 a.m.
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June 16, noon-1 p.m.
Advocacy in Action Lunch & Learn with NCJW
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