Join the effort to Close the Workhouse on Sun, October 21, 3:00 PM at 1412 N. Taylor. Read more here.
Sign petition right now to demand Betsy DeVos not allow grants to fund arming educators.
Tell printer manufacturers to prohibit individuals from printing 3-D guns. Sign petition here.
Randolph County, Georgia elections board is considering a proposal to close seven of the nine polling places in the majority-black county. Read more and sign petition here.
The issue is now moving to conference committee. We need to prevent the harmful House SNAP provisions from being included in the final farm bill, with the Senate farm bill as our example to follow. Go here to find the actions you can take.
This year's cap on refugee resettlement is at a historic low. Plans to cut resettlement further are being considered for 2019. Read more here about what this will mean and how to advocate for refugees.
Petition to stop using census to discriminate
Prohibit Congress from asking citizenship and immigration status on census. Click here to take action.
Read the summary of our program with Inez Bordeaux, a leader in the Close the Workhouse Campaign and a former inmate and Sima Atri, attorney, ArchCity Defenders who told us about the inhumane conditions at the St. Louis Medium Security prison and the movement to have the facility closed.
The 1997 Flores Agreement limits the amount of time immigrant children can be held in detention centers to 20 days. The administration is proposing to change this rule. Read our statement here.
Read our statement on the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Read Mary Clemons's commentary on the impact if participating in these activities here.
Summary of the ballot issues. Read more here.
Here are our recommendations
Several St. Louis teens are featured in a new short film.
Read a summary of a recent poverty summit; what are the 5 elements of poverty and why "place matters".
What is white privilege; how can we speak out when we see racism? Read more here
The new C.A.L.M. (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital's Emergency Department provides gun locks provided by our "Lock It for Love" project.
The proposed domestic “gag rule” would prohibit Title X medical providers from discussing safe, legal abortion with their patients. Read our letter here.
Our statement on July incident with police and Washington University students
Tues., Oct. 23, 4:00 - 5:30 PM (Brown School of Social Work at Washington University)
Mon., Dec. 10, 6:15 PM (Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, 7401 Delmar Blvd., 63130)
Fri., Oct. 19, 12:00 – 1:30 PM (Paraquad Auditorium, 5420 Oakland Ave., 63110)
The Affordable Care Act: Know Your Options and Get the Facts
Read more here.
Thurs., Oct. 25, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Graham Chapel – Seating may be limited.)
Me Too - A survivor of sexual violence will discuss her effort to assist survivors and those working to end sexual violence against others. Read more here.
Weds., Oct. 31, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 S. Euclid, 63110)
Conference will focus on the intersection of local public health and health equity.
Read more or RSVP.
Fri., Nov. 2, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 305)
Experts in the fields of law, psychiatry, sociology, medicine, and public policy will gather for a one-day conference that will consider this crisis from multiple angles. Read more or RSVP.