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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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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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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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Jameca Sooper was the guest on Aug. 5.

Jameca Woody Cooper addresses racism and mental health on Webster Speaks

August 07, 2020

To be Black in America is to constantly walk on eggshells, to live within a construct of racial inequity, and the daily feeling of personal and secondhand trauma – issues that are only exacerbated by the effects of COVID-19. That is how Jameca Woody Cooper, PhD, MA, characterized the effects of racism on mental health in the Aug. 5 edition of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION. Watch an enhanced replay of the episode here.

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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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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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