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