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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Mental Health in St. Louis: Innovative Approaches to a Complex Challenge
Thursday, November 6, 5-6pm in Danforth University Center 233
Contact: Kitty Conroy, 314.935.9104
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Learn more about mental health in St. Louis from experts in the field. Come hear about mental health challenges, factors that impact mental health, innovative approaches and much more!
- Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor, Brown School of Social Work
- Joe Yancey, Executive Director, Places for People
- Serena Muhammad, Director of Strategic Initiatives, St. Louis Mental Health Board
race and the law
The second of a four-part series of St. Louis Up Close discussions exploring the voices and issues that emerged from Ferguson.
Monday, November 18, 5-6pm in Danforth University Center 276
Contact: Robin Hattori, 314.935.9104
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This interactive discussion will feature representatives of law enforcement and legal experts who will provide diverse perspectives on critical issues such as police professionalism, racial profiling, and the challenges facing minorities in the justice system.
- Roger Goldman, SLU Professor Emeritus and Expert on Police Conduct
- Clarence Harmon, Former Mayor of St. Louis and former Chief of Police
- Kimberly Jade Norwood, Professor of Law and African and African-American Studies, and editor/contributor to “Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias & the Myth of a Post-Racial America.”
Discussion Facilitator: Kathy Goldwasser, Professor of Law and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division for the Northern District of Illinois
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
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
- 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