What Events Are Happening In Ferguson This Week
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 Youth Initiative Volunteer Meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6
Where: Ferguson Brewing Company, 418 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson 63135
About: The Ferguson Youth Initiative will begin hosting a monthly meeting for adults who would like to volunteer with the FYI. These meetings will provide details about current volunteer opportunities.
More information at: http://fyifergyouth.org/2014/09/annoucement-volunteer-meeting/
Ferguson Town Hall Meeting Addressing Diversity & Racial Tension
When: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 7
Where: Ferguson Community Center, 1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson 63135
Ferguson Discussion Panel - hosted by St. Charles Community College
When: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8
Where: Auditorium of Social Sciences Building, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville 63376
More information at: http://www.stchas.edu/about-scc/college_news/2014/9/ferguson-panel-discussion
Pray For Ferguson
When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Oct. 9
Where: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, 120 N. Elizabeth Avenue, Ferguson 63135
About: This event will feature a community barbeque, followed by music from the Ike Ndolo Band featuring Emily Wilson. The event is free, and open to people of all ages and all faiths.
Community Health Fair
When: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10
Where: District Administration Building, Building B, 1005 Waterford Drive, Florissant 63033
About: The Ferguson-Florissant School District is hosting a health fair that will include flu shots, blood pressure screening, diabetes screening and information/education on health-related topics
More information at: www.fergflor.org/pages/Ferguson-Florissant_SD/News/6725007581865458340
Legal Observer Training
When: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 10
Where: SLU Law School Room 116, 100 N. Tucker Street, St. Louis 63101
About: "Hosted by the National Lawyers Guild, this training will equip you to be a legal observer. Please attend if you would like to be trained in advance of the large march this weekend. No RSVP required."
More information at: www.facebook.com/events/592568517514763/
Citywalk Concert Series: The Kingdom Brothers
When: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Oct. 10
Where: Plaza at 501, 501 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson 63135
Ferguson FoodSpark: Race, Class, and Privilege
When: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 11
Where: Multiple locations
Delmar Dinner Party - Empty lot across the street from the Regional Arts Commission
Downtown Dinner Party - Kiener Plaza
Ferguson Dinner Party – Ferguson Municipal Library Parking Lot
Grand Center Dinner Party – Public Media Commons
About: These dinner events offer St. Louis residents the opportunity to come together for a meal where they are free to discuss their own perspectives and concerns. They aim to provide “a safe space to discuss the issues of race, class, and privilege.” The events are free, but the meals are potluck style. Please bring your own dish to share.
To reserve tickets and learn more: www.eventbrite.com/e/ferguson-foodspark-race-class-and-privilege-tickets-13403659707