Empowering You – October Newsletter

Check out Empowering You- newsletter from Empower Missouri.

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 Forum: Whatever Your Issue: Courts Matter

Join Us

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

 

 

 

St. Louis Chapter Forum: Importance of Budgets to Policy Advocacy

Join Us!!!

Empower Missouri St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum

Budgets: Making of a Moral Document

And Why it Matters to Us!

Panelists:

Brian Schmidt: MO Children’s Leadership Council

Tom Kruckmeyer: Missouri Budget Project

Representative Deb Lavender

When:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 from 12:00-1:30pm

Where:

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

St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum– 8/18/17

Friday Forums are Back!

 
 
St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum:

The Corrupting Power of Money in Policymaking:

And what we can do about it

WHEN
Friday, August 18, 2017 * 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
WHERE
The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park
5163 Clayton Avenue in Forest Park
 PROGRAM
FILM Viewing: 

Big Pharma: Market Failure

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Petition Education and Training: 
Learn what the CLEAN Initiative is and what it does
 as well as a Training to learn how to collect your own signatures.
 
Buffet lunch available for $12   * 1.5 hours of CEU credits available
 

POW! 2017 Annual Conference

116th ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 
Persisting & Organizing to Win! Putting the POW in EMPOWER!

October 5-6, St Louis, MO

Online Registration is NOW OPEN!

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.

Keynote Speakers:

  • 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. <<<

Schedule:

Thursday, October 05, 2017

9:00 - 10:00

10:00-11:30

Registration Opens - remains open throughout conference

Pre-Conference Session Presented by Missouri Jobs with Justice

11:30-11:45

Break

11:45- 1:15

Conference opens with Welcome 

Buffet Lunch Available

Keynote: Nancy Cross 

1:15-1:30

Break

1:30-3:00

Session 1 Breakouts.  See below for list.

3:00-3:15

3:15-4:45

Break

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.

6:00-8:00 PM

Dinner and guest speakers Reverend Traci Blackmon & Rabbi Susan Talve.

Presentation of annual awards winners.

Friday, October 06, 2017

7:30-9:00

8:30-9:45

Breakfast buffet

Annual Business Meeting

9:45-10:00

Break

10:00-10:45

Keynote Presentation - Tiffany Dena Loftin 

10:45-11:45

Response Panel 

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)

Scholarships:

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.

Sponsoring:

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
Clark-Fox Foundation
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

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, St. Louis

7730 Bonhomme Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63105

(Special hotel rate of $109/night is available under "Empower Missouri October 2017" RATE EXPIRES 9/12)

 

Sponsors

 

Documents

This Is Hunger

Empower Missouri is happy to be teaming up MAZON as well as with other Missouri partners to bring The This Is Hunger Exhibit to Missouri!
This interactive exhibit is stopping first in St. Louis July 5-7, and then will be in Overland Park, KS in the Kansas City area July 9-13.
STL: Tickets required for this free event. Click here.
KC: Tickets required for this free event. Click here.

DESCRIPTION

Stories about hunger. In their own words.

This Is Hunger is a powerful and interactive exhibit, housed in a big rig, that takes individuals on a journey—one that that will challenge their beliefs about who in America struggles with hunger and why, and inspire them to take action.

*Please Note: This Is Hunger is a 45-minute timed-entry experience for 30 guests, and we will begin promptly at the scheduled time.

Visit thisishunger.org to learn more about the program. Don’t see a time that works for you? Visit this page to see all of our tour stops.

STL: Please call Cori Neidenberg at (314) 469-0700 or email cneidenberg@unitedhebrew.org for help with registration or questions about the schedule while This Is Hunger is at United Hebrew Congregation.

KC: Please contact Farrah Udell at (913) 647-7282 or fudell@bethshalomkc.org for help with registration or questions about the schedule.

STL Public Radio’s Don Marsh of St. Louis on the Air interviewed our ED Jeanette Mott Oxford, as well as Michelle Stuffmann of Mazon and Leslie Yoffie, president of United Hebrew Congregation. If you missed it or want to listen again, click here.

Download a Flyer to hang up in your local coffee shop or break room.

STL Annual Dinner SOLD OUT!

2017 Annual Awards Dinner
WHEN: May 25, 2017 at 5:30pm
WHERE: Il Monastero, SLU, 3050 Olive St.
SPEAKER: Susan Talve, Central Reform Congregation
COST: SOLD OUT!

If your organization reserved a table but still needs to pay, please contact AJ Bockelman at Local: (573) 634-2901, Toll Free: (888) 634-2901

Empower Missouri- St. Louis Chapter 2017 Annual Dinner Awardees

The Mickey Rosen Community Advocate Award
Susan Talve

Media Award
Joe Kenny

Community Organization Award
Metropolitan Congregations United- Breaking the
School to Prison Pipeline Initiative

Emerging Leader Award
Kayla Reed

Elected Official Award
Alderwoman Cara Spencer

Champion of Justice Lifetime Achievement Award
Fr. Rich Creason

Call Coordinator Christine Woody @ 314-503-7277
RSVP by- May 12, 2017

We will be voting on the new slate of leadership.

Proposed 2017-2018
St. Louis Chapter
Board of Directors

Officers: (Terms expire June 2018) Members-at-Large: Members-at-Large
Chapter officers: (Term expires June 2017) (Term expires June 2018)
President: Sabrina Tyuse Pat Dougherty Rachel Cramsey
Vice President: Alison Dreith Courtney Stevenson Christine Dragonette
Secretary: Gary Busiek Matt Swango Leticia Sites
Treasurer: Rich Hennicke Erica Vogler Susan Sneed
Past President: Michael Klein Theresa Washington Derek Wetherell

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