The Delmar Divide
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Health Sciences Education Union
The socioeconomic divide along Delmar Boulevard is troubling. To the north are abandoned buildings, broken homes, and deserted communities. But among those who choose to remain in north St. Louis, there is a strong sense of unity, an unshakable faith that is deeply rooted, and a shared dream of future prosperity. South of Delmar is picturesque; the homes are immaculate and each is more beautiful than the last. But between blocks are gates; gates that divide the neighborhood and limit community. It's clear that each side has what the other needs. The BBC documented this issue a little over a year ago and its work has served to draw the attention of both city and community leaders, prompting them to begin a conversation with both sides. Through ATLAS week, we hope to continue this conversation on our campus so that we might all become aware and learn about opportunities to help to bridge the divide.