In St. Louis: Five years later

In St. Louis: Five years later
Five years after the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by Officer Darren Wilson and the birth of the Ferguson uprising, what does it mean to be in St. Louis?

A Flooded House

A Flooded House
What will it take to achieve racial equity? Jason Purnell, associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University and director of Health Equity Works, explains what he thinks we need to do if we’re serious about racial equity.

Accountable

Accountable
Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW ‘02, who served as managing director of the Ferguson Commission, remembers the community voices that made clear for her to whom the Commission was accountable.

Collaboration

Collaboration
Erica Henderson, the executive director of the St. Louis Promise Zone, explains how the climate and culture in St. Louis over the last five years have led to unprecedented collaboration among community organizations — which is essential to regional progress.

Compelled to Run

Compelled to Run
Lisa Clancy, MSW ‘12, talks about why she was compelled to run for St. Louis County Council, what her victory in the 2018 election means, and what she sees as a major barrier to racial equity.

Decision To Make

Decision To Make
Sean Joe, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School and principal director of HomeGrown StL, explains why St. Louis is so well-positioned to do something transformative in the work of racial equity.

It’s Everyone’s Work

It’s Everyone’s Work
Karishma Furtado, the research and data catalyst for Forward Through Ferguson, explains what it will take to correct the systemic inequity that St. Louis faces today.

Pitied Petri Dish

Pitied Petri Dish
Journalist Kameel Stanley talks about what she wants her peers in the national media to focus on when they return to St. Louis for the 5th anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by Officer Darren Wilson.

See Our Children

See Our Children
Christie Huck, executive director of City Garden Montessori School, explains what she wants the media (and the world) to see when they return to St. Louis for the 5th anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by Officer Darren Wilson.

Talking About Race

Talking About Race
Adelaide Lancaster, co-founder and director of community and collaboration for We Stories, talks about her experiences talking about race in all-White spaces, when it has an impact, and why that matters.

The Mirror Casket

The Mirror Casket
Artist and social entrepreneur De Nichols shares the story of the Mirror Casket, an art project born during the Ferguson protests that now resides in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.

The Work Continues

The Work Continues
Blake Strode, executive director of ArchCity Defenders, challenges the narrative that the Ferguson story ended in 2014.

Everyday People Can Learn

Everyday People Can Learn
What can everyday people do to support racial equity? These St. Louisans who are invested in racial equity work say everyday people can do something very simple: educate themselves.

Everyday People Can Listen

Everyday People Can Listen
What can everyday people do to support racial equity? These St. Louisans who are invested in racial equity work say everyday people can do something very simple: listen.