She stepped down in December, with her role to be carried on by Darryl Wise, who has worked with Annie Malone for the past five years. When she first began her work as a therapist, Starks was amaze by how dedicated her coworkers were to providing help to their young patrons.
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by attending several events that will be hosted throughout the area. Occasions include lectures, discussions, music performances, and marches.
All events are free unless otherwise stated.
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Harris-Stowe State University hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri’s State Celebration kickoff event. The Trumpet Awards Foundation’s CEO, executive producer, founder, and president Xernona Clayton will deliver the keynote address.
6:30 p.m. Harris-Stowe State University’s Main Auditorium
"Monday Movie Madness"
St. Louis Public Library honors the legacy of Dr. King with their weekly movie series. On this day they are screening the documentary “Good Day To Die,” which tells the story of Native American Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Refreshments and discussion to follow.
6 p.m., Schlafly Branch - 225 North Euclid Avenue
St. Louis Jewish Book Festival presents a discussion with author and Rabbi Ben Kamin and Black Repertory Company founder Ron Himes on civil rights and social justice. Includes presentation in honor of Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis President & CEO Dr. James Buford for his work in helping to solidify African American and Jewish relations.
$8, 7 p.m. at Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex
Barnes-Jewish and St Louis Children’s Hospitals present Reverend Michele Sue, the first black woman elder ordained in Missouri United Methodism on January 18; and past president and founding member of the National Black Sisters Conference Sister Mary Antona Ebo, FSM, on January 21.
January 18 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, third floor auditorium
January 21, Noon at the Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 South Euclid
Noon, with 11:30 a.m. music prelude at both events
Julian Kussman moved to Saint Louis as a baby and was raised in Jefferson County and O’Fallon. Julian grew up identifying with his Native American heritage,and participated in powwows and other events through the American Indian Center. Now at age 30, he lives in Tower Grove with his wife and cat and works as a graphic designer. In a recorded interview, Julian talked with Erin Williams about keeping his culture and heritage alive despite a seemingly dwindling population.