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McKelvey School of Engineering

In St. Louis: Ferguson Commission

Wednesday, August 12 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

What was the Ferguson Commission and how did it operate? Why was it important for the St. Louis region? What was WashU’s Role? What’s the gist of the report? What has happened since? How is it relevant to my day-to-day work?

In addition to addressing the above, this live and interactive Zoom session will offer participants an opportunity to build skills in collaborative problem-solving for complex problems, build confidence navigating conversations about St. Louis and Washington University’s response to the events “post-Ferguson,” and explore skills that support an inclusive work environment.

Some pre-reading is required.

After you are registered in Learn@Work, a Zoom invitation for the date/time selected will be sent.

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Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Judy Martin Finch

Judy Martin Finch left a positive review 8/11/2020

I really enjoyed the presentation. Even though I was living in St. Louis and working at WUSM during the commission's work, I didn't know much about it other than the name and that Wash U was involved. I have more time now since my child is older, husband not traveling for work, so it was really beneficial to me to hear about the intentional process based on evidence of prior similar commissions in other areas of the country.