Monday, February 15, 2010

Tim Wise

Interested in watching a clip of Tim Wise?
Tim Wise

Interesting in seeing him in person?
January 23rd
Doors at 6 p.m.
Lecture at 7 p.m.

Limited seating! Arrive by 6 p.m. for first-come, first-serve complimentary entrance tickets.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Storytelling Program for Kids Celebrates Family Diversity at the Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum’s storytelling program seeks to engage children ages 2-7 and their families in museum settings by using traditional and contemporary stories. In anticipation of our upcoming special exhibit RACE: Are We So Different, this weekend’s storytelling has an underlying goal: to break down stereotypes of how a family should look. The museum’s programs draw diverse family audiences, and this is a chance for children to see characters who also come from a variety of families. The stories we’ll tell this Friday at 10:30am and Saturday at 1:00pm acknowledge interracial families, adoption and same sex parents. While these themes are woven in naturally without carrying extra weight, the emphasis is on family members interacting in a positive manner. The following books will be featured:

Family by Isabell Monk is the story of a girl who attends a potluck dinner with her maternal African American family and brings a dish that is a tradition in her paternal white family.

The Boat in the Tree by Tim Wynne-Jones addresses sibling rivalry between a boy and his younger adopted brother and the imaginative bond that they eventually develop.

Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story by Kaitlyn Considine is the story of a girl who learns how to properly care for her cat through the guidance of her two moms.

Don’t miss this fun family program! Kids will also have the chance to make a craft that reflects their own family.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Policing Black Activism

Join us for a discussion of how black activism has been historically treated by the authorities. Watch selections from the acclaimed documentary Eyes on the Prize II: A Nation of Law? (1968–1971), followed by a panel discussion with Percy Green, civil rights activist; Jamala Rogers, newspaper columnist and community organizer; and Norman Seay, civil rights activist and founding member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in St. Louis. Dr. Sowande’
Mustakeem, Washington University, moderates.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

[St. Louis Beacon] Living apart: Despites decades of court cases, St. Louis remains one of the most segregated cities

Missouri has been at the heart of the nation's story of race from the first chapter, starting with entering the Union as part of the Missouri Compromise. So it isn't surprising that important chapters of the history of housing segregation played out on Missouri soil -- and that today St. Louis remains today one of the most segregated cities in America. -->

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

[St. Louis Beacon] Take five: Gyo Obata and Michael Adams, sons of two renowned artists, discuss Japanese internment

Gyo Obata and Michael Adams share many memories -- life as the sons of an artist and a photographer, Chiura Obata and Ansel Adams; time in their youth exploring Yosemite; their fathers' friendship; and the impact that Japanese internment during World War II had on both men and the country. This Friday, both men will speak at Washington University about the Japanese internment and racial profiling. -->

Monday, September 28, 2009

The CAREER Forum

This is going to be Fun! Free!


On Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6pm, THE CiTY FORUM is partnering with the Missouri History Museum to present:

"The CAREER Forum"

- A FREE, 100-min. town hall forum about counteracting "-isms" (subtle/overt demographic differences) in our work environments (i.e. Age-ism, sexism, discrimination based on sexuality, racism, and other "-isms"). In a talk-show-like format, we will discuss several scenarios in which demographic differences can cause career difficulties. The audience and a small panel of experts will then collectively decide the appropriate response. This forum will be preceded by a brief networking session.

Networking (with complimentary light refreshments and snacks): 6-6:45pm
Town Hall Forum (with 3 expert panelists and 2 host-moderators): 6:45-8:35pm

moderated by:
Sonji Young, Civic Engagement Director - The Engagency Group, LLC, and
Reena Hajat, Executive Director - Diversity Awareness Partnership

Featured Panelists:
Dr. David Kaplan (SLU Cook Business School - Diversity),
Mr. Reggie Farrar (HR Manager - Express Scripts), &
Dr. Traice Webb-Bradley (Psychologist - SIUE)

This Forum will be held in the MacDermott Grand Hall at the Missouri History Museum
at the intersection of Lindell & DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo.


[St. Louis Beacon] The view from here: Students talk about how race has shaped their education

Each month as a part of our Race, Frankly series, we've told the stories of regular people and their experiences. "The View From Here" continues with a slightly different set of voices -- students. From an 11-year-old black boy being raised by white parents, to a young Iraqi woman, race plays a vital role in education, sometimes hindering, sometimes enriching and sometimes simply making people very aware of who they are. -->