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STLCC-Forest Park Hosts Social Justice Week Events

social-justice-week-posterProminent leaders from both Missouri and Illinois will be featured speakers during Social Justice Week at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park.

All events, slated daily from Jan. 23 through Jan. 27, are free and open to the public. STLCC-Forest Park is located at 5600 Oakland Ave.

The highlight of the week-long events is an observation of the 100-year mark of the devastation resulting from the East St. Louis riots. It is slated for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts. The program will feature a historical perspective, art exhibits and musical selections to heighten public awareness and to honor the ancestors who died and survived the 1917 pogrom. Two members of the 1917 Centennial Commission will be the featured speakers. They are Eugene B. Redmond, poet laureate of East St. Louis and emeritus professor of English at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and Karla Scott, associate professor of communication and director of the African-American Studies program at Saint Louis University. True Light Baptist Church will provide a musical tribute.

The complete list of events includes panel discussions, a roundtable and community-guided meditation session.

For more information, call 314-644-9745. Individuals with accommodations need should contact Telitha Rogers-Anderson at 314-644-9039 at least two working days prior to the scheduled event.