In the aftermath of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, attention has turned to Ferguson. Below are some events that are tied to the issues raised or that are centered in that community.
Ferguson Dinner and Music Benefit Featuring Steve Scorfina
When: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Oct. 13
Where: Marley’s Bar & Grill, 500 S. Florissant Road, St. Louis 63135
About: This event is to support small businesses in Ferguson and gather canned goods for the St. Stephen's food pantry.
Mother 2 Mother Part II
When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Oct. 13
Where: Grand Hall, Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63112
About: The conversation continues between black and white mothers on how to discuss race with children.
St. Louis County Executive Debate
When: Doors open at 11:20 a.m. Debate begins at 12 p.m. Oct. 14
Where: Lee Auditorium, Touhill Performing Arts Center, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis 63121
About: St. Louis county executive candidates Steve Stenger and Rick Stream will face off in a debate hosted by St. Louis Public Radio
Suspicion Nation: Race and Diversity Issues in St. Louis
When: 7 p.m., Oct. 15
Where: Lee auditorium, Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63112
About: A panel discussion moderated by author and NBC legal analyst Lisa Bloom. Panelists are Karen Aroesty, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League; Anthony Gray, attorney for the family of Michael Brown; Raul Reyes, attorney, journalist and television commentator in New York City; and Steven Runge, Charlack chief of police.
Teen Voices Against Violence
What: Poetry reading
When: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17
Where: Creative Arts Building, 3617 Grandel Sq. 63103
Alliance of Black Art Galleries Opening Ceremony
When: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 17
Where: Ferguson Municipal Public Library, 35 N. Florissant Road, Ferguson 63135
About: The Alliance of Black Art Galleries will be hanging approximately 15 pieces of artwork in the Ferguson Municipal Public Library. The opening ceremony will feature speakers, poetry and music.
Hope For Ferguson Concert
When: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 18
Where: Forestwood Park, 806 Ferguson Ave., Ferguson 63135
About: There will be family activities throughout the day and a free concert at 4 p.m.
Ferguson Sunday Parkway & Teen Festival 2014
When: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 19
Where: Ferguson Youth Initiative Backbay, 110 Church St., Ferguson 63135
About: Numerous free activities are planned for Ferguson area youth of all ages.