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McKelvey School of Engineering

In St. Louis: Story of Change

Wednesday, August 19 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Last fall, the Academy and Public Affairs partnered to launch The In St. Louis Project. The project is a snapshot, through a variety of lenses and a range of perspectives, of the impact that the events in Ferguson and the unrest that followed continue to have on the St. Louis region, and how people, communities and institutions have responded to it.

This online session is designed as a facilitated group discussion of the five-chapter long-form written piece on the In St. Louis website. Discussion and reflection questions are designed to draw insights and connection between our day-to-day work and our role as a regional anchor institution. Participants will 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.

Pre-reading material is required.

Once registered in Learn@Work, you will receive a Zoom invitation for the date/time select; instructions will be included in the invitation.

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Kim Etter

Kim Etter left a positive review 8/18/2020

This was eye opening for me. It provided a history that I had never learned before about St Louis and it makes sense. It also taught me the difference between individual and systemic racism.

Janice Hanson

Janice Hanson left a review 6/16/2020

I didn't receive the pre-reading or a Zoom link to participate on 6/17. I think I am now registered for the July session. I hope I'll receive the link then!