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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event with Sam Graham-Felsen

greenMonday, January 21, 7pm
This is a free event, but RSVP requested
RSVP to 314-442-3299

Green explores a cross-racial friendship of two middle school boys in 1992. David Greenfield, nicknamed “Green” is one of only two white boys at an all-black school. This coming of age novel which poignantly reflects racism, privilege and what it means to try to overcome built-in barriers to relationships.

Following a brief presentation about this book, Graham-Felsen, a former Obama campaign staffer, will moderate a discussion with leaders from local schools about education, class and modern day civil rights. The panel will include:

  • Sean N. Dohery, Ed. D., Superintendent, School District of Clayton
  • Alexis Wright, Head of School, New City School
  • Representatives from Cultural Leadership

This program is presented in partnership with the Barbara and Michel Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council. Co-Sponsored by Cultural Leadership.

Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Amy Bornstein
Phone:
314-442-3152
Email:
abornstein@jccstl.org

Venue

Clayton High School
1 Mark Twain Circle
Clayton, MO 63105 United States
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