Social Justice

#MeToo: Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

#MeToo:  Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

  #metoo happened and #TIMESUP was created … now what? In this entertaining interactive, multi-media lecture, students will find out how to navigate the terrain between #metoo and a new world. Through video clips, audio samples, and rare photos, students will uncover the stories of the fierce women and LGBT people  of Hollywood’s scandalous past [Read more…]

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. ranks first among 178 countries for the highest per capita rate of firearm ownership. On average, each year firearms account for approximately 11 thousand homicides, another 22 thousand suicides and accidental deaths, and many more injuries. In the wake of these fatalities and high-visibility mass shootings, a very contentious debate has continued in [Read more…]

Show Me Democracy!

Show Me Democracy!

Amidst the storm of the Ferguson, MO, shooting, seven St. Louis college students evolved into advocates and activists as they demanded change through policy and protest. From 100 hours of footage shot over two years, the film Show Me Democracy has been woven into a powerful story of young people engaged in key issues: race, [Read more…]

Which Lives Matter? w/Monti Washington

Which Lives Matter? w/Monti Washington

Is it Black Lives? Is it Blue Lives? White Lives? Or is It All Lives?  Everyone knows that all lives matter, but the question is do they matter equally? “WHICH LIVES MATTER” is an intense, inclusive, educational program, intended to build bridges, not walls.  Speaker, poet, and activist Monti Washington helps students explore the history, conditioning, stereotypes, [Read more…]

Permission to be ImPerfect / Julia Garcia

Permission to be ImPerfect / Julia Garcia

  Social Media is a world where anything goes, and can even go viral. It’s creating a platform to connect unlike any generation before has experienced, but yet, billions of its’ users are experiencing a virtual health crisis.  Join social media and social health expert, JULIA GARCIA, as she helps students navigate all sides of this tech [Read more…]

#WAGINGPEACE: The Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

#WAGINGPEACE: The  Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

In the same way that soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces gear up and wage war, so must social justice warriors gear up and wage peace. Jim Keady shares his experience of going to Greece to help with the Muslim refugee crisis. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Keady observed with great concern as [Read more…]

Behind the Swoosh:Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

Behind the Swoosh:Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

  With the launch of their 30th Anniversary re-boot of their JUST DO IT ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, Nike set the internet on fire this week and the social media blaze is still burning. But this deal had raised some really big social justice questions. Should Colin Kaepernick have signed his multi-million Nike deal [Read more…]

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

Dan Parris@ TEDx Gateway Arch, St. Louis, on 9/11/14 PERFECT for Poverty Awareness and National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Weeks. What breaks your heart?  What makes you come alive?  Figure out a way your students can intersect these passions by hosting this program! This dynamic presentation is based on the documentary film What Matters?, a film about three [Read more…]