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Madison County Connected 1st Year Reconvening
Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

Madison County Connected 1st Year Reconvening

This September marks a year since the creation of Madison County Connected!

Over the past year, Madison County Connected has deployed 3 cascading strategies and teams to explore, collaborate and work towards the 3 identified goals. Much has been accomplished and we’re looking to move to the next level of engagement. Please plan to attend the annual reconvening workshop at Community Christian Church in Alton.

To RSVP, click here!

Cost: Free

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ColorBrave: Talking About Intersectionality
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

ColorBrave: Talking About Intersectionality

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8QGoNruoeeSt_kp3MMBdhm84d_byNCV58YUVXuZVdXFoXSg/viewform?blm_aid=7175169

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

ColorBrave is a series of community intergroup dialogues and educational presentations focused on race and bias and how to be “color brave” rather than “colorblind,” as inspired by the TED Talk “Color blind or color brave?” by Mellody Hobson.

The opening session of the 2019/20 school year explores Intersectionality - a term that has gained popularity, yet the origin of the phrase is widely unknown. Participants will learn about Intersectionality's origins as a power analysis, and draw connections to the growing anti-bias & antiracism commitments in the St. Louis community. By the end of the session, participants will have a deeper understanding of Intersectionality, and next steps to applying more thorough "lens" to their commitment to being Colorbrave.

5:30 pm Dinner begins 
6:00 pm Discussion begins 
Childcare (ages 3 to 14) provided. 

Please register so organizers may plan for dinner and childcare.

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Celebrating Collaboration & Building Community in the Metro East
Sep
26
11:30 AM11:30

Celebrating Collaboration & Building Community in the Metro East

  • First United Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Metro East Coalition of community builders is hosting an event this fall to bring together organizations working to create vibrant, engaged, and equitable neighborhoods in Madison & St. Clair counties!

Join community leaders from all backgrounds in the Metro East to celebrate partnerships in our region, to learn best practices, and to commit ourselves to building new collaborations.

Cost: Free (lunch included)

Make sure to RSVP in advance:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-collaboration-building-community-in-the-metro-east-tickets-66969460459

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St. Louis Racial Equity Summit
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

St. Louis Racial Equity Summit

  • 9801 Natural Bridge Road Berkeley, MO, 63134 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www2.eventsxd.com/event/10060/stlouisracialequitysummit/home

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

As the St. Louis region commemorates the fifth anniversary of the #FergusonUprisings, the outpouring of civic activism following the killing of Michael Brown Jr., key regional organizations are proud to present the St. Louis Racial Equity Summit on October 10-11, 2019, a platform for elevating, connecting, and activating the people, practices, and resources necessary to achieve Racial Equity.

There will be a welcome reception held on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30PM-7:30PM and then a full day of programming on Friday from 7:30AM-4:30PM.

The purpose of the summit is three-fold:

  1. Reinforce the vital importance of putting Racial Equity at the forefront of our region’s agenda and acknowledge the people who have been unflinching in this work.

  2. Highlight local successes, bold ideas, learning experiences, and best practices in the movement to advance Racial Equity.

  3. Build alignment and investment in the Forward Through Ferguson framework for achieving equity by 2039.

The Racial Equity Summit’s inclusive agenda will drive inspiration, learning, and action, with programming for a broad range of stakeholders. To inspire, we will acknowledge activists, citizens, and champions whose devotion is unyielding, yet often unrecognized. Rousing keynotes will raise our spirits and ignite our commitment. Workshops will guide us toward action, expanding our capacity to catalyze and sustain the work.

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St. Louis Racial Equity Summit
Oct
11
7:30 AM07:30

St. Louis Racial Equity Summit

  • 9801 Natural Bridge Road Berkeley, MO, 63134 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www2.eventsxd.com/event/10060/stlouisracialequitysummit/home

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

As the St. Louis region commemorates the fifth anniversary of the #FergusonUprisings, the outpouring of civic activism following the killing of Michael Brown Jr., key regional organizations are proud to present the St. Louis Racial Equity Summit on October 10-11, 2019, a platform for elevating, connecting, and activating the people, practices, and resources necessary to achieve Racial Equity.

There will be a welcome reception held on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30PM-7:30PM and then a full day of programming on Friday from 7:30AM-4:30PM.

The purpose of the summit is three-fold:

  1. Reinforce the vital importance of putting Racial Equity at the forefront of our region’s agenda and acknowledge the people who have been unflinching in this work.

  2. Highlight local successes, bold ideas, learning experiences, and best practices in the movement to advance Racial Equity.

  3. Build alignment and investment in the Forward Through Ferguson framework for achieving equity by 2039.

The Racial Equity Summit’s inclusive agenda will drive inspiration, learning, and action, with programming for a broad range of stakeholders. To inspire, we will acknowledge activists, citizens, and champions whose devotion is unyielding, yet often unrecognized. Rousing keynotes will raise our spirits and ignite our commitment. Workshops will guide us toward action, expanding our capacity to catalyze and sustain the work.

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3rd Annual SLACO Town & Gown Mini-Summit
Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

3rd Annual SLACO Town & Gown Mini-Summit

The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) and Saint Louis University are hosting the third annual “Town/Gown” mini-summit on Thursday, November 14th from 1 to 5 pm at SLU’s Il Monastero (the former Berea Presbyterian Church) 3050 Olive.

Co-sponsored by Harris-Stowe State University, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri St. Louis, and Washington University, the summit is meant to explore new ways in which communities and universities can work together to improve St. Louis neighborhoods.

For additional information, contact Mark Abbott: mabbottstl@gmail.com

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Downtown East St. Louis Choice Neighborhood Community Design Workshop- Sept 12
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown East St. Louis Choice Neighborhood Community Design Workshop- Sept 12

  • Summit Avenue Missionary Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Urban Strategies in sharing your ideas for the future of Downtown East St. Louis, the Central Business District, Olivette Park, and Resurrection Park for the Choice Neighborhood Planning Project. Your ideas will help shape recommendations around housing, workforce development, health, education, and community and economic development. This project is funded through U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, the City of East St. Louis, and the East St. Louis Housing Authority.

This workshop will focus on comments received from residents and businesses in the project area from September 9th to 11th. Share your thoughts on what you like, dislike, and any new ideas you have as proposed recommendations will affect you.

Child care and light refreshments provided. Please reach out to Grace Kyung with any questions or comments.

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Come Celebrate St. Louis' Affordable Housing Trust Fund!
Sep
12
4:00 PM16:00

Come Celebrate St. Louis' Affordable Housing Trust Fund!

  • Missouri Foundation for Health (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/come-celebrate-st-louis-affordable-housing-trust-fund-tickets-70728305265

RSVP requested. Please see the link above for more information.

This summer, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) in the City of St. Louis was funded at the highest level in about a decade: $6.6 million!

That’s $6.6 million to help St. Louis area organizations build affordable homes, support tenant in the fight against negligent landlords, assist aging neighbors with home repair, and provide services for our unhoused neighbors. These are just a few types of projects the AHTF supports.

All the partners in the AHTF Coalition would like to invite you to join us in celebrating our victory and learning more about this important resource in our community.

At the event, we will:

  1. Learn about the AHTF and why it matters

  2. Hear how organizations can apply for this funding tool

  3. Share stories about why affordable housing matters

Our Coalition especially wants to hear from you at the event about why the AHTF and affordable housing matter. Your contributions help US make the case each year about why our city should increase funding for the AHTF.

Snacks will be provided.

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Downtown East St. Louis Choice Neighborhood Community Design Workshop- Sept 11
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown East St. Louis Choice Neighborhood Community Design Workshop- Sept 11

Join Urban Strategies in sharing your ideas for the future of Downtown East St. Louis, the Central Business District, Olivette Park, and Resurrection Park for the Choice Neighborhood Planning Project. Your ideas will help shape recommendations around housing, workforce development, health, education, and community and economic development. This project is funded through U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, the City of East St. Louis, and the East St. Louis Housing Authority. This workshop will focus on residents and stakeholders of the project area.

Child care and light refreshments provided. Please reach out to Grace Kyung with any questions or comments.

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Access to Health Care Community Conversation
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Access to Health Care Community Conversation

Come share your experience accessing health care in St. Louis!

Together with Alive & Well Communities & the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO), the St. Louis Regional Health Commission invites you to a community conversation about access to health care.

Childcare available & dinner provided. All attendees will be entered into a raffle.

Cost: FREE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/access-to-health-care-community-conversations-tickets-63983390042

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Access to Health Care Community Conversations
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Access to Health Care Community Conversations

Come share your experience accessing health care in St. Louis!

Together with Alive & Well Communities & the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO), the St. Louis Regional Health Commission invites you to a community conversation about access to health care.

Childcare available & dinner provided. All attendees will be entered into a raffle.

Cost: FREE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/access-to-health-care-community-conversations-tickets-63983390042

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 St. Louis County Community Input Meetings
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

St. Louis County Community Input Meetings

St. Louis County will be holding four Community Input Meetings. Organizations and County residents will have the opportunity to share feedback about community needs, which will be considered as funding priorities are developed for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant programs.

We want to hear from you! For more information, click here.

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St. Louis County Community Input Meetings
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

St. Louis County Community Input Meetings

  • Community Action Agency of St. Louis County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

St. Louis County will be holding four Community Input Meetings. Organizations and County residents will have the opportunity to share feedback about community needs, which will be considered as funding priorities are developed for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant programs.

We want to hear from you! For more information, click here.

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Equitable Economic Development Open House: South STL
Jul
24
4:00 PM16:00

Equitable Economic Development Open House: South STL

The St. Louis Equitable Economic Development Strategy will guide investment and policy decisions by the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC), the City of St. Louis, and its public, private, and institutional partners to position St. Louis on a path towards a more equitable and robust economy. To build this strategy, we need your help.

Join us for one of the Strategy’s first series of interactive public events. Food, drinks and childcare will be offered.

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St. Louis County Community Input Meetings
Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

St. Louis County Community Input Meetings

  • St. Louis County Administrative Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

St. Louis County will be holding four Community Input Meetings. Organizations and County residents will have the opportunity to share feedback about community needs, which will be considered as funding priorities are developed for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant programs.

We want to hear from you! For more information, click here.

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Equitable Economic Development Open House: North STL
Jul
23
4:00 PM16:00

Equitable Economic Development Open House: North STL

The St. Louis Equitable Economic Development Strategy will guide investment and policy decisions by the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC), the City of St. Louis, and its public, private, and institutional partners to position St. Louis on a path towards a more equitable and robust economy. To build this strategy, we need your help.

Join us for one of the Strategy’s first series of interactive public events. Food, drinks and childcare will be offered.

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St. Louis County Community Input Meetings
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

St. Louis County Community Input Meetings

St. Louis County will be holding four Community Input Meetings. Organizations and County residents will have the opportunity to share feedback about community needs, which will be considered as funding priorities are developed for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant programs.

We want to hear from you! For more information, click here.

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Early Childhood Education Dream + Design Kickoff
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Early Childhood Education Dream + Design Kickoff

WHAT'S YOUR DREAM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN ST. LOUIS?

To date, over 750 St. Louis residents have shared their dreams with the Tomorrow Builders —and more dreams continue to flow in! 

Our next step: Co-create in community a shared dream to guide the design and implementation of solutions. This will kickoff the early childhood education Solution Teams, which Tomorrow Builders welcome you to join. Together, we have the power to build a better tomorrow!

Childcare provided.

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St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Presents: A Conversation of the Future of Community Policing in St. Louis
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Presents: A Conversation of the Future of Community Policing in St. Louis

  • Walnut Park Branch of the St. Louis Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.facebook.com/events/2319524984988477/

Join VPC for a community conversation on July 13th from 1-3pm. This conversation will be about regional public safety and policing, police legitimacy, and community policing. Topics include:

  • What is and isn’t working to keep our neighborhoods safe

  • What we expect from police departments in our region

  • How communities can organize to prevent violence

Register by July 10 to guarantee your spot.

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Talking Transit: Developing Community Through Transit with Citizens for Modern Transit
Jun
21
8:30 AM08:30

Talking Transit: Developing Community Through Transit with Citizens for Modern Transit

https://cmt-stl.org/cmt-talking-transit-presents-developing-community-through-transit/

CMT’s next Talking Transit event, Developing Community Through Transit, a Panel Discussion on Opportunities around St. Louis MetroLink, will be held on June 21, 2019, at Innovation Hall,  4220 Duncan Avenue – First Floor, St. Louis, MO 63110, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  The Panel Discussion will include developers, funders and neighborhood representatives talking about the opportunities for development near transit in the St. Louis market and the benefits to surrounding communities.

Cost: Free for members, $10 non-members

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A Conversation on Community Policing in St. Louis
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

A Conversation on Community Policing in St. Louis

https://www.facebook.com/events/1249240575223528/

See the link above for more information. Join North Newstead Association, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, St. Louis Place Community Association, and the St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission for a community conversation about regional public safety and policing, police legitimacy, and community policing. The event will address:
- What is and isn't working to keep our neighborhoods safe
- What we expect from police departments in our region
- How communities can organize to prevent violence

*snacks and refreshments will be served*

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What's Brewing: Health & Community Development in Forest Park Southeast
Mar
14
7:30 AM07:30

What's Brewing: Health & Community Development in Forest Park Southeast

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-brewing-health-and-community-development-tickets-56746811240

RSVP required. Please see the link above for more information.

What’s Brewing, hosted by Creating Whole Communities, is a series of breakfast conversations to explore issues, connections, and opportunities for St. Louis metropolitan area communities. For the Spring 2019 series, we will visit parts of the St. Louis and surrounding regions where health is integrated into community-building efforts.

We have partnered with local health experts and leaders that are actively engaged in this neighborhood to explore how improving places impacts residents health and community development. Forest Park Southeast is an integral area, where community development and health innovation intersect. This community offers strong examples and lessons about the role that health play in community revitalization.

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2019 President of the Board of Alderman Primary Candidate Forum — A Special Livestream and Watch Party Event
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

2019 President of the Board of Alderman Primary Candidate Forum — A Special Livestream and Watch Party Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/462627144268259/

Confirmed Candidates: Megan Ellyia Green, Jamilah Nasheed, Lewis Reed

The primary race for the President of the Board of Aldermen is a critical opportunity for citizens to shape political leadership and policy priorities for the City of St. Louis. Following up on our successful Mayoral Forum of 2017, the SPEAC coalition is organizing a primary candidate forum. The Forum puts Racial Equity front-and-center, focusing on pressing regional issues including child and youth well-being, health disparities, economic opportunity, neighborhood improvement, and criminal justice.

Questions will be aligned to Calls to Action from the Ferguson Commission Report.

Host a Watch Party: bit.ly/HostSPEAC
Find a Watch Party: bit.ly/SPEACMap
Submit a Question: bit.ly/SPEACask

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Racial Equity Chat/Back
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Racial Equity Chat/Back

https://www.facebook.com/events/294189111286465/

RSVP requested. Please see the link above for more information.

Join Dutchtown South Community Corporation for an open dialogue about the second Data For Black Lives conference held just a few weeks ago at MIT and the recent release of the Equity Indicators report for the City of St. Louis. Participate a report back and fireside chat with folks who care about racial equity in our city and region.

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