Making an Impact in 2018: A Conversation with Legislators and Advocates!
Senator Paul Wieland
Representative Cora Faith Walker
Franc Flotron, Flotron McIntosh
Nicole McKoy, Empower Missouri Board President
WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2017 * 12:00pm- 1:30pm
WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park, 5163 Clayton Ave.
The forum is free- a $12 lunch buffet is available for purchase
Continuing Education Hours available for Social Work
WOW! What a great POW! Conference. Thanks to all those who attended. See what you missed and share in the great pics. This issue also includes updates on the case of Michael Johnson who was convicted under MO’s outdated and stigmatizing HIV criminal laws, the illegal lockout bill in STL city, and a welcome to our new board chair! Take a look.
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In this issue:
- Preview our workshops and meet our Superhero Awardees for the 116th Annual Conference: Persisting & Organizing to Win – POW! October 5-6th! Register NOW!
- Veto Session: were any of Gov. Greitens’ vetoes overridden?
- How will you honor World Food Day?
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St. Louis Chapter Free Friday Forum
Whatever Your Issue: Courts Matter
Recent events prove anew that from the Supreme Court to local municipalities, the courts are essential to our democracy. The selection process that keeps Missouri judges fair and impartial is under attack by our Governor and Legislature. Don’t miss this fascinating, interactive look into how the judicial process impacts our world. And learn steps you can take to keep the selection of judges fair and unbiased.
Presentation by: National Council of Jewish Women
When: Friday, October 20, 2017 * 12:00pm- 1:30pm
Where: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park
Lunch Buffet available for $12
Free CEH’s for Social Work Available
RSVP to Christine Woody at Christine@empowermissouri.org
Empower Missouri St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum
Budgets: Making of a Moral Document
And Why it Matters to Us!
Brian Schmidt: MO Children’s Leadership Council
Tom Kruckmeyer: Missouri Budget Project
Representative Deb Lavender
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 from 12:00-1:30pm
The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park, 5163 Clayton Ave.
CEH’s available for Social Workers * Lunch Buffet Available for $12
RSVP to Christine@empowermissouri.org
In this issue:
Meet our Super Hero Speakers for the 116th Annual Conference: Persisting & Organizing to Win – POW! October 5-6th!
Veto Session starts this month, will any of Gov. Greitens’ vetoes be overridden?
Friday Forums are Back!
The Corrupting Power of Money in Policymaking:
And what we can do about it
The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park
116th ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
Persisting & Organizing to Win! Putting the POW in EMPOWER!
October 5-6, St Louis, MO
Empower Missouri is dedicating the 2017 Annual Conference to the role of labor organizing. With continued attacks to reduce the reach and influence of the labor community, now is the time to focus on building strong alliances across the broad social justice spectrum.
- Nancy Cross: Opening Keynoter, Vice President SEIU Local 1
- Tiffany Dena Loftin: Closing Keynoter, Senior Program Specialist, NEA
- Rev. Traci Blackmon & Rabbi Susan Talve: Dinner & Awards Speaker
>>>Preview our complete POW! Conference program booklet, with descriptions of workshops, bios of presenters and awardees, and final schedule. <<<
Thursday, October 05, 2017
9:00 - 10:00
Registration Opens - remains open throughout conference
Pre-Conference Session Presented by Missouri Jobs with Justice
Conference opens with Welcome
Buffet Lunch Available
Keynote: Nancy Cross
|1:30-3:00||Session 1 Breakouts. See below for list.|
Session 2 Breakouts. See below for list.
|4:45-5:00||Break and Awards Dinner check-in.|
|4:45-6:00||Networking Happy Hour with Cash Bar.|
Dinner and guest speakers Reverend Traci Blackmon & Rabbi Susan Talve.
Presentation of annual awards winners.
Friday, October 06, 2017
Annual Business Meeting
|10:00-10:45||Keynote Presentation - Tiffany Dena Loftin|
|11:45 AM-Noon||Call to Action, Thank You’s & Safe Travels|
Subject to change, more details to follow.
|Breakout Session #1 1:30-3:00 PM||Breakout Session #2 3:15-4:45 PM|
|Housing & Food Insecurity Among Low-Wage Workers (AHHTF & HTF)||Housing & Food Insecurity Among Low-Wage Workers (Repeat) (AHHTF & HTF)|
|Justice in the Workplace (HRTF)||Faith/Labor Alliance|
|MO Budget Project (EJTF)||Ban the Box - Fair Chance Hiring Policies (CJTF)|
|Impact of Trauma on Low-Wage Workers (H/MHTF)||Minimum Wage and #FF$15 (EJTF)|
10% of the total tickets sold are available at a Scholarship Rate of 10% of the conference price. Click here to apply for a scholarship. If selected, you will receive registration instructions.
You and/or your organization can show your support for worker's rights and grassroots organizing by sponsoring our conference and contributing to our scholarship fund for low-wage workers.
Thank you to last year's Sponsors. 2017 Sponsors include:
Bob Fox & Maxine Clark
Center for Budget & Policy
CWA Local 6355
David Bohnett Foundation
Dowd Bennett, LLP
Lutheran Children & Family Services
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Missouri Faith Voices
Missouri Jobs with Justice
Missouri Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Council of Jewish Women
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Painters & Allied Trades, District Council 58
Places for People
Representative Deb Lavender
Schuchat, Cook & Werner
Second Chance Freedom Foundation
Service Employees International Union Local One
Senator Jill Schupp
Sts Joachim & Ann Care Service
Vision for Children at Risk
Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice
15th Ward Democratic Club
When & Where
October 5-6, 2017
7730 Bonhomme Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(Special hotel rate of $109/night is available under "Empower Missouri October 2017" RATE EXPIRES 9/12)
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