Josephine Baker

Tishaura Jones, Andrew Martin and Yannick Tagan

By Chris Amelung on December 6, 2021 in Art & Architecture, Fall 2021, Social Justice

On November 30, 2021 St.Louis-born performing artist and civil rights activist Josephine Baker became the first woman of color to be inducted into France’s Pantheon. To mark this occasion, Washington University hosted a special celebration in her honor. Guests included St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones, Washington University Chancellor Andrew Martin, and consul general of France […]

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, […]

Rhonda Magee

Rhonda Magee

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Education & Society, Social Justice, Spring 2021

Rhonda Magee, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, delivered the inaugural lecture of the CRE2 Mindfulness & Anti-Racism series. Her presentation was entitled “‘Change ‘ Gon Come: Black Love-Power and The Inner Work of Racial Justice.” Magee is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law […]

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 […]

Olympia Bekou and Leila Sadat

Olympia Bekou

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

Professor Olympia Bekou discussed how to overcome barriers to justice and achieve accountability in Liberia and beyond. The conversation was moderated by WashU Law Professor Leila Sadat. This event was sponsored by Washington University School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute,  International Law Society and the […]

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 […]