Brittany Packnett, a St. Louis native who garnered headlines during the Ferguson unrest and went on to catch the attention of President Barack Obama, will join us for a candid conversation moderated by Shirley Washington, Fox 2 News Anchor and Host of The Pulse of St. Louis.
Brittany Packnett was working for Teach for America in St. Louis when Michael Brown was murdered. She became active in the protest movement and was later appointed to the Ferguson Commission. Today she lives and works in Washington, DC. She was a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics in 2018 and she is a co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence. Former President Barack Obama called her “a leader whose voice is going to be making a difference for years to come.” This event is free and open to the public. Please let us know you're coming.
Women's Voices is pleased to offer this program with co-sponsor, The Tuesday Women's Association of the Ethical Society.
In partnership with:Incarnate Word FoundationAnn & Mike Konzen Jane & Dwight HardinMary E. Bickel & J. Terry GatesSt. Louis Community College, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletForward through FergusonWe Stories
Following the event, Ben & Jerry's will be on-site to provide free ice cream and to spread the word about the campaign to Close the Workhouse.
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