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Young Friends and Generation Listen Host Panel at Schlafly Tap Room

St. Louis Public Radio’s Young Friends partnered with NPR’s Generation Listen to host a forum on the impact of community activism. It was a great opportunity for our young listeners to engage with one another, as well as the expert panel.

Panelists discussed the various ways in which they are making an impact locally and globally. The panel included Aaron Perlut, founder of the marketing firm Elasticity and RallySTL, the crowdfunding resource; Scott Ogilve, Alderman of St. Louis’ 24th Ward; Kalyan Gorantla, who spoke on the Healthcare Reform and Occupy Movement; Alex Ihnen, working for nextSTL; and Tara Pham from  CTY, Sloup and Brain Drain.

“Our first Young Friends partnership event with Generation Listen was a huge success. We were impressed by the great turnout and the excellent panel and conversation,” said Kristen Ratican, who heads up STLPR’s Young Friends program. We can’t wait for our next partner event in mid-November!"

The panel was moderated  by NPR Generation Listen Board Member Amanda Slavin, founder and CEO of CatalystCreativ. Special guests from NPR included Danielle Deabler, Director of Audience Engagement, and Community Manager Joanna Pawlowska.

Join the Young Friends or find out more here or contact Jennifer Porter via email or by calling (314) 516-6779.

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