Eddie Glaude

Eddie Glaude

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Fall 2019, National Issues, Social Justice

Eddie Glaude, theJames S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and frequent MSNBC contributor, offered reflections on difficult truths about race and the moral crisis at the heart of American democracy. Professor Glaude’s presentation drew from his research for his book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons […]

Nadine Strossen

Nadine Strossen

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Education & Society, Fall 2019, Social Justice

To mark the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Washington University in St. Louis community came together on Monday, August 26, 2019 for‘Reflections,Unity, Social Justice, and Peace.’

Kim Gardner

By yimkristine on February 8, 2019 in Education & Society, National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2019

Gardner was elected St. Louis Circuit Attorney in 2017, after serving as a Missouri House Representative from the 77th District. She received national attention last year for her role in pursuing the investigation into alleged unlawful activities by Missouri governor Eric Greitens, leading to his resignation. As circuit attorney, Gardner, an African American, is one […]

Wesley Bell

Ferguson Councilman Wesley Bell’s recent upset of Robert McCulloch’s 28-year-run as St. Louis County Prosecutor was a stunning victory for the underdog running on a platform to reform its criminal justice system. This January, Bell became the first African American prosecutor in St. Louis County history. The son of a police officer, Bell’s resume includes […]

Jean Peters Baker

By yimkristine on February 8, 2019 in Education & Society, National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2019

Throughout her long tenure in the Jackson County prosecutor’s office, Baker has served in nearly every unit. In 2012 she was elected as its leader. Baker is known as a fearless and compassionate advocate for the victims of crime, especially the young and most vulnerable, and for partnering with police and community leaders to confront […]

Adam Foss

By yimkristine on February 6, 2019 in Education & Society, National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2019

A brief rundown of Adam Foss’s early years shows a trajectory that aligns with his choices as an adult: Born in Columbia and adopted by an Irish-American family from Massachusetts; experienced childhood as one of color in a small town; arrested at age 19 for marijuana possession but got off easy because his father was […]

Christine van den Wyngaert

Christine Van den Wyngaert

By WashU on September 5, 2018 in Education & Society, Fall 2018, Social Justice

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, which established the International Criminal Court (ICC). Located in The Hague, The Netherlands, it is an independent judicial body with jurisdiction over persons charged with genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. On this anniversary that created an independent judicial body for […]