St. Louis Up Close
Join us for this series of casual dialogues with St. Louis nonprofit leaders about the issues they address. All are welcome to attend!
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The 10-Year plan to end chronic homelessness: where are we after 10 years?
Thursday, January 29, 5-6pm in Danforth University Center 233
In March 2005, the city of St. Louis adopted a "Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness" as coordinated by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Chronic Homelessness is defined as "long-term or repeated homelessness, often coupled with a disability". Ten years later, has chronic homelessness come to an end in St. Louis? What progress has been made? What will not change? Experts with the City of St. Louis and WU's Brown School of Social Work will join formerly homeless individuals in this discussion, which will include film clips from a ten-year retrospective from the documentary in progress “Ten Years to Home”.
the alternative route: transportation in st. louis
Tuesday, February 10, 5-6pm
in Danforth University Center 233Contact: Kitty Conroy, 314.935.9104
civic expressions of discontent: voting, volunteering, boycotting, protesting, and more
The third of a four-part series of St. Louis Up Close discussions exploring the voices and issues that emerged from Ferguson.
Tuesday, February 24, 5pm in Danforth University Center 276
Contact: Robin Hattori, 314.935.9104
Hear from people “in the trenches” about the ways
citizens have worked to have their voices heard. Learn more about civic
engagement challenges and progress in the cause of just race relations,
including political involvement, community service initiatives, civil
disobedience, and millennial leadership.
toward healing and redress: the long-range response
The final of a four-part series of St. Louis Up Close discussions exploring the voices and issues that emerged from Ferguson.
Monday, March 23, 5pm in Danforth University Center 276
Contact: Robin Hattori, 314.935.9104
The shooting death of Michael Brown and the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson brought our community, and the country, to a crossroads. Join this session to learn about the range of long-term official responses aimed at healing and redress. The Governor-appointed Ferguson Commission, university and business initiatives, and examples from other cities will be discussed.
The local food movement: elite or accessible to all?
Wednesday, April 1, 4-5pm in Danforth University Center 233
"Local food from local producers" and "farm to table" have become popular topics in recent years. What does this movement look like in the St. Louis area? What significant changes and impact has it made on our community’s restaurants, farmer's markets, shopping and dining habits? Has the attention on local food been an advantage to those who experience food insecurity and live in our area’s food desserts? Local food producers, chefs, and WU Bon Appetit staff will help facilitate this discussion.
- St. Louis: Unique Neighborhoods That Make Up the Patchwork of Our City
- Community Art as a Tool for Empowerment
- Voices from Ferguson
- Mental Health in St. Louis: Innovative Approaches to a Complex Challenge
- Race and the Law
- Race matters: One street is not the only thing that divides us
- From homeless to entrepreneur
- Public Health: Unique & Promising Intervention Strategies
- Financial Deserts: Is paying 391% interest a problem for you?
- St. Louis: Is it the most dangerous city?
- Young, LGBT & Homeless: Unpacking the tensions & realities
- What keeps St. Louis from becoming a top tier city?
- Refugees in St. Louis: Insights on their experience & transition