Webster Life News

King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

January 11, 2018

The Webster University community is invited to the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Steger Sixth Grade Center in Webster Groves. The celebration includes a march, dinner reception and service. Nicole Roach, Webster University’s Associate Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, will be representing the University at the event by reciting a poem.

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The St. Louis premier is presented by First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, United Church of Christ.

Premiere of 'Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light'

January 10, 2018

Webster University will host the St. Louis premiere of "Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light" on Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Weaving forgotten and little-known stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s, up to the German occupation of WWII, this compilation of vintage film footage and rare photographs documents a community of American expatriates in Paris free from the constraints of their oppressive home country.

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Join the screening of 'Deej' on Jan. 18

'Deej' Profiles Journey of Young Man with Autism through College

January 10, 2018

The Webster University Film Series, in coordination with MO-FEAT and Great Circles, is presenting a screening of DEEJ, a film about the journey of a non-speaking young man with autism through college. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join us on Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall. The film is preceded by a reception in Webster Hall at 6:30 p.m., where popcorn and sandwiches will be available. The star and co-producer, DJ (Deej) Savarese, will attend the reception, and be available after the screening for a Q & A session.

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