While the Better Together plan has been withdrawn, the need for regional dialogue around the city/county issue remains. With a wide open field, the possibilities range from incremental (expanding collaboration efforts) to radical (unifying governance), and anything in between.
One thing we know is that any successful plan must encompass an open and direct community discussion on issues of racial equity. FOCUS St. Louis seeks to advance this conversation with an initial discussion on equity issues in the areas of political representation and in criminal justice.
Join us for a panel discussion with:
Wesley Bell, Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County
Andrea Benjamin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri-Columbia
Captain Perri Johnson, Commander – Sixth District, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
Additional panelist to be named
This event is free to attend, but space is limited and advance registration is required.