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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event
January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event with Sam Graham-Felsen
Monday, 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.