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Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman Lecture: 'Faith in Action: Working For Justice in St. Louis'

Thursday, February 20 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Graham Chapel

Graham Chapel, St. Louis, MO 63105

This year's Isserman lecture features Shima Rostami and Billie Mayo, who will share powerful stories about the intersections of their social justice work in St. Louis and their religious and spiritual practices and beliefs. The lecture is part of Interfaith Week at Washington University in St. Louis.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Society, Campus & Community


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Assembly Series
Event Contact

Callista Isabelle

Speaker Information

Shima Rostami is a human rights and social justice activist who is involved in the prevention of human trafficking in the St. Louis metroplex, the state of Missouri, the U.S., as well as international communities. Rostami serves as the Executive Director of Gateway Human Trafficking, a member of the U.S. Attorney’s Human Trafficking and Hate Crime Task Forces, and a board member of the Interfaith Partnership of St. Louis. She is a Muslim.

Billie Mayo, a retired Saint Louis Public Schools educator, is a senior consultant and former co-owner of Educational Equity Consultants, an organization committed to dismantling the oppression of racism in public education. Mayo has served as President of the Board of Interfaith Partnership of St. Louis, is a member the Cabinet of Interfaith Partnership, and is a member of the Baha’i Faith.

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