Thursday, 24 September, 2020
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SLU LAW's American Constitution Society (ACS) and Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host a five-week speaker series titled "Strenghen Your Understanding: Honest Perspectives" at 5 p.m. on Thursdays covering topics related to racial injustice in St. Louis.
The series will run from Aug. 27 through Sept. 24, via Zoom.
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Jamala Rogers is a human rights educator and longtime community organizer. She has worked tirelessly to end mass incarceration and to free the wrongfully convicted. Rogers' contributions to peace and justice have been recognized by Mound City Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union and Missourians for Alternative to the Death Penalty, to name a few. She has a featured column in the award-winning St. Louis American and writes extensively on issues of racial justice. She is the author is Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion. She is currently the executive director of the Organization for Black Struggle.
Inez Bordeaux is a licensed practical nurse in the state of Missouri for 14 years, organizer with the Close the Workhouse campaign, and manager of Community Collaborations at ArchCity Defenders.
Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson is a pastor, philanthropist and activist pursuing God’s vision of community marked by justice, peace and love. He is president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation, board chair for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and vice chair of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).
Aug. 27: The History of Racial Injustice in St. Louis
Sept. 3: Race, Education and Property
Sept. 10: Access and Healthcare
Sept. 17: Violence Against Black Bodies and the Police
Sept. 24: Racial Injustice in St. Louis. Where do we go from here?
Contact Raina Brooks and Chandni Challa with questions.
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