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Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute Virtual Workshop Introduces Beijing Opera

September 23, 2020

On Saturday, Sept.19, the Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University, SUNY to offer a virtual workshop on Beijing opera to Chinese language learners in the St. Louis community. The event featured a presentation and mini performances by Beijing opera actress Chenfu Zhu.

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Webster Speaks: Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

Students Speak Out About Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

September 23, 2020

The most-watched, most discussed episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION opened the floor to young voices on Sept. 16. Host Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s chief diversity officer, interviewed four Webster Suggs Scholars in an extended episode titled “Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era.”

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Dance The Vote

Webster and Dance The Vote Kick Off National Voter Registration Day with 'Make Good Trouble'

September 22, 2020

Following the death of iconic civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, Dance the Vote and Webster University have partnered to offer the “Make Good Trouble: Why John Lewis Inspires Me to Vote” multimedia collegiate competition, a non-partisan voting initiative to encourage voter registration and participation in the November 2020 elections. The contest kicks off on Sept. 22 and entries are accepted until Oct. 12.

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Dance the Vote

Webster Invites Students to 'Make Good Trouble'

September 17, 2020

Webster University and Dance the Vote are partnering on a non-partisan voting initiative to encourage voter registration and participation in the November 2020 elections. Webster University and Dance the Vote invite students to post multi-media, images, videos, music, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry or other artistic expressions inspired by John Lewis’ legacy.

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Take the Red Card Pledge

Join Webster at 'Women of the Diaspora: Gender and Race Discrimination' Summit

September 09, 2020

Webster University Geneva Director Clementina Acedo will be one of the featured panelists at the upcoming global forum, “Women of the Diaspora: Gender and Race Discrimination,” the first in a series of upcoming summits on topics related to UN Sustainable Development Goals. The entire Webster University community is invited to register and engage in this event on Sept. 18 and to add their name to the Red Card initiative to combat discrimination and violence against women and girls.

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Webster Speaks

Webster Speaks on Activism with Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee

September 08, 2020

Black athletes, especially those in the national spotlight, are committing body and voice to address racial injustices, in numbers never seen before. Olympic great Jackie Joyner-Kersee shared her perspective on “Black Athletes, Powerful Voices,” the Sept. 2 edition of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION.

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Webster Speaks

Replay: Media Veterans Carol Daniel, Eric Deggans Discuss Race and News on Webster Speaks

August 24, 2020

Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s chief diversity officer, interviewed Carol Daniel, longtime KMOX news anchor, and Eric Deggans, National Public Radio TV critic and author, on Aug. 19 in the fourth episode of “Webster Speaks: Dialogs on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION.”

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Michael McMillan

Webster Speaks: Mayor, Urban League CEO discuss Ferguson and way forward

July 24, 2020

The City of Ferguson will soon mark six years since a white police officer killed an unarmed Black teenager, galvanizing the Black Lives Matter movement. How far has the city come and how is it building on a legacy? On July 22, its first African American and female mayor, Ella Jones, reflected on "Lessons from Ferguson," the second episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion. She was joined by Michael McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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Patty Li

Confucius Institute Holds Virtual Panel on Pandemic with Global Audience

July 20, 2020

On July 13, The Confucius Institute at Webster University organized an online forum entitled “Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic from Public Health and International Relations Perspectives.” The panel discussed the ways in which COVID-19, as a global public health issue, has triggered and accentuated many underlying problems that are political, social, economic, personal and even environmental. This event was organized for Webster students enrolled in Mary Ann Drake’s class, Critical Issues in Global Health, at main campus, and Agnes Khoo’s class, Global Climate Change, at the Ghana campus.

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Webster Speaks

Webster Speaks Series: View episode 1, join July 22 for next discussion on race, equity and inclusion

July 15, 2020

More than 140 Webster students, alumni and community members logged on WebEx July 8 to see the premiere episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion. The new virtual speaker series featured guest Donald M. Suggs, publisher and president of the St. Louis American, engaging in a wide-ranging discussion with Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s Chief Diversity Officer. Regional recruiting coordinator Earl McCoy, Jr. served as the moderator, fielding audience questions. The next live episode will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, and feature two guests: The Hon. Ella Jones, the first African American and first female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, and Michael McMillan, chairman of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis.

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Webster University Participates in the 'Reverse Parade' for July 4

July 06, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which social distancing is encouraged, the city of Webster Groves canceled its annual Community Days three-day festival over Independence Day holiday, including the July 4 parade. Instead, community members and local business were invited to set up displays in their front yards or decorate their houses. The University participate in the reverse parade occasion with a display of an inflatable masked Gorlok and banner honoring healthcare and essential workers.

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Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion

Launch of 'Webster Speaks' Part of Several Initiatives on Race, Equity and Inclusion

June 26, 2020

As part of on-going efforts to underscore its commitment to social justice issues, this summer Webster University is launching a virtual speaker series, "Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion." The series will be presented every other week and will feature live interviews with thought leaders from within Webster and the wider community. The first edition, scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, will feature Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen interviewing Dr. Donald M. Suggs.

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Confucius Institute Holds Annual Chinese Bridge Competition Awards Online

June 16, 2020

On June 6, students from around the St. Louis area convened on Zoom for the award ceremony of the 12th Annual Chinese Bridge Competition. Organized by the Confucius Institute at Webster University, this competition gives local K-12 students studying Chinese a place to showcase their language skills and engage in friendly competition. Due to social distancing guidelines, this year’s competition took on a new format, with contestants submitting videos of themselves speaking and performing a talent.

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Webster University installed this banner on Sunday, June 7, 2020 in front of its Luhr Building on a busy street in Webster Groves, Missouri.

Webster University Displays Black Lives Matter Banner

June 08, 2020

Webster University displayed a banner on its campus Sunday that says the University “stands for racial equality and justice – Black Lives Matter.” The banner was raised less than one day after University leadership issued a statement to all students, faculty and staff that condemned police violence against the Black community and stating it unequivocally declares Black Lives Matter.

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