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Tom Coleman and Russ Carnahan

By Chris Amelung on December 6, 2021 in Fall 2021, National Issues

This discussion focused on the topics of voting rights and the threats facing American democracy and featured former U.S. congressmen Russ Carnahan, a Democrat from St. Louis, and Tom Coleman, a Republican from Kansas City. The congressmen presented a road map for action and announced plans for a road show. This event was sponsored by […]

Kristin Henning

Kristin Henning

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Fall 2021, National Issues, Social Justice

Georgetown Law Professor Kristin Henning joined Daniel Harawa (WashU Law) to discuss her new book, Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth. This event was sponsored by Washington University School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series, Department of African & African-American Studies, Black Law Students Association and Women of Color Law […]

Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Fall 2021, National Issues, Social Justice

Distinguished political theorist, Danielle Allen, gave a presentation that challenged common assumptions about both the founding of the United States and the implications of the Declaration of Independence.She offered recommendations on how we are to move forward towards a society with diversity, not domination. This event was sponsored by The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, […]

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Panel of Speakers

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Business & Economics, Fall 2021, National Issues, Social Justice

In a session titled “Inclusive Growth in St. Louis: Embracing Inclusive Leadership,” a panel of experts from different sectors discussed strategies to create inclusive and meaningful leadership. Speakers acknowledged exclusive systems and practices that keep under-represented communities from accessing decision-making spaces and discussed strategies for extending social capital, financial support and building community engagement partnerships. […]

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Panel of Speakers

This two-part discussion, titled “Creating Inclusive Access to Education, Training & Technology,” featured leaders from various sectors addressing how to create more equitable access to education, training and technology in our community. It was part of the Inclusive Growth in St. Louis series, which investigated who is left out of St. Louis’s economic growth benefits, […]

Traci Blackmon

Rev. Traci Blackmon, David Campbell, Rev. Serene Jones, Rabbi Rolando Matalon and Iman Eldin Susa

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Education & Society, National Issues, Spring 2021

Americans today are deeply divided. Religion has played a crucial role in promoting conflict and polarization, yet religious communities are an essential part of bridging current social and political divides. This panel of religious leaders and experts explored ways that religious communities might become spaces that bridge divides, rather than make them deeper — bridge […]

Zareena Grewal

Zareena Grewal

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Education & Society, National Issues, Spring 2021

The Quran is one of the most iconic objects in American debates about racial and religious tolerance. Is the Quran a “good book”? Is it like the Bible and other scriptures? Or is its message more violent, more misogynistic, more intolerant? Or is the danger in the power readers ascribe to the book? Tracking the […]

Susan Stokes

Susan Stokes

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2021

Susan Stokes presented a public lecture entitled, “Is ‘Direct Democracy’ Good for Democracy? The Logic(s) of Referendums.” Stokes is the Faculty Chair of the Chicago Center on Democracy, where she guides the strategy and direction of the center. She is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her […]

John Danforth and Matt Malone

John C. Danforth and Matt Malone

By Chris Amelung on December 1, 2021 in Education & Society, National Issues, Spring 2021

People of faith in the U.S. today are as politically polarized as other Americans, prompting painful breakdowns in personal relationships and communities. What would it take to accept responsibility for actively healing these political and religious divisions, activating solutions rather than continuing assaults? In this discussion titled “Interpersonal Relations Across Political Divides: People of Faith […]

Abbe Smith

Abbe Smith

By Chris Amelung on December 1, 2021 in National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2021

Abbe Smith, noted criminal defense attorney and professor of law at Georgetown University, discussed her new book, Guilty People. WashU Law professor and director of the Appellate Clinic, Daniel Harawa, served as commentator. The event was moderated by WashULaw Professor Karen Tokarz. The event was sponsored by Washington University School of Law Public Interest Law […]