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STLCC-Forest Park Hosts Social Justice Week

Panel and town hall discussions, music and a trivia contest highlight activities slated for St. Louis Community College-Forest Park’s second annual Social Justice Week Jan. 22-26.

All events, which are open to the public, are centered around the theme “Justice in Motion.” They all will be conducted on campus, 5600 Oakland Ave.

The goal of Social Justice Week activities is to inspire students to become civic leaders that promote equality for all, as well as embrace activism by becoming knowledgeable on issues that are of concern within their communities and develop opportunities to promote the changes for a better world.

The week kicks off Monday, Jan. 22, with a roundtable discussion about refugees and immigration. It takes places noon-12:50 p.m. in the Highlander Lounge.

A screening of the film “Whose Streets?” is slated for Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts. The film offers an unflinching look at the Ferguson unrest as told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice. The 6:30 p.m. screening will be preceded at 5 p.m. by a community marketplace featuring food and vendors.

Social Justice Trivia Night and Food Drive will cap events on Friday, Jan. 26, in the cafeteria. Enjoy door prizes, raffles and a silent auction while testing your knowledge of social justice with the community. There is a minimum donation of $50 per table of eight.

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