Lunch & Learn with Jamala Rogers, Noted Black Activist
The Lunch & Learn series is a program of “Overcoming Obstacles to Create Community”—an ongoing project of the Women's Voices Racial Justice Committee.
Tuesday, September 24, noon
Rowan Community Center, 1401 Rowan Ave., St. Louis, 63112
The Women’s Voices Racial Justice Committee launches another year of Lunch and Learn sessions on Tuesday, September 24, with a talk by Jamala Rogers, one of the most prominent black activists in St. Louis. She will speak on “The Fragility of White Privilege.”
The meeting will be at held at the Rowan Community Center, the headquarters for the Organization for Black Struggle, which Rogers founded in 1980.
Rogers, who says that she has been “organizing and raising hell” since she came of age in the tumultuous 1960s, is a regular columnist for the St. Louis American newspaper. She is the author of The Best of “The Way I See It” and Other Political Writings (1989-2010), and Ferguson Is America: Roots of Rebellion.In addition to her many efforts on behalf of racial justice, Rogers has a long history of challenging the criminal industrial complex, focusing on police violence, prison reform, wrongful convictions, and the death penalty. She has received numerous awards for her commitment to racial justice and gender equity, and in 2017 she was named Activist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
There is no charge to attend Lunch and Learn programs, but space is limited and registration is advised. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch; water will be provided. Please let us know you're coming below.
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