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The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park
Friday Forums are Back!
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.
Workshop titles and times 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:
Missouri Jobs with Justice
October 5-6, 2017
7730 Bonhomme Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(Special hotel rate of $109/night is available under "Empower Missouri October 2017")
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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.
STL: Please call Cori Neidenberg at (314) 469-0700 or email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
The Mickey Rosen Community Advocate Award
Community Organization Award
Metropolitan Congregations United- Breaking the
School to Prison Pipeline Initiative
Emerging Leader Award
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.
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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Make note of the different date!!!! Its MARCH 10th
Policing: Creating a Change
WHEN: Friday, March 10th at 12pm (This is a week early due to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th in Dogtown)
WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park, 5163 Clayton Ave.
Representative Brandon Ellington: State Rep from Kansas City
Representative Shamed Dogan (Invited): State Rep from Ballwin
Metropolitan Congregations United
Mustafa Abdullah: ACLU
CEU’s Available for Social Workers
Lunch Available for $12
RSVP to Christine Woody Christine@empowermissouri.org
Free Appetizers will be served * Cash Bar will be available
Please call your State Representative, State Senator and City/County Council Members and invite them to attend. Each one has already received a flyer and an email invite to the event!
Friday, February 17, 2017 from 12:00p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Highlands Golf Course at 5163 Clayton Avenue in Forest Park
Mike Sutherland: Missouri Budget Project
Frank Flotron: Flotron & MacIntosh
Sara Topp: Missouri Community Action Agency
The Forum is Free
There is an optional Buffet Lunch available for $12
CEU’s available for Social Workers