Oct. 27 | Communicating Equity


FORWARD through FERGUSON: A Path Toward Racial EquityNicole Hudson_Forward Through Ferguson

In August 2014, racial inequity was a problem in St. Louis. Glaring disparities existed, and the death of Michael Brown, Jr. on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., was a spark that mobilized today’s new civil rights movement.

Communications Strategist, Nicole Hudson, played a key role on The Ferguson Commission, which was established by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to study root causes that led to the unrest following Brown’s death, and to make policy recommendations to address them. Nicole fielded media inquiries, set communication strategies, and helped craft the Commission’s landmark report, “Forward through Ferguson.” Today as “Lead Catalyst” for the Commission’s legacy nonprofit, Forward through Ferguson, Nicole is charged with setting an articulation and vision for what racial equity looks like for the St. Louis Region.

Join us Thursday, Oct. 27, as Nicole provides an introduction to the work of Forward through Ferguson and discusses:

  • Why racial equity is critical to the future of St. Louis
  • The community-driven process of The Ferguson Commission
  • Narrative and storytelling as communication strategy
  • Forward through Ferguson current projects and initiatives

Thursday, Oct. 27

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. CDT

Maggiano’s Little Italy – Italian Restaurant

2 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Members: $30

Non-members: $40
Students: $20

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