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What Events Are Happening In Ferguson This Week

Ferguson Residents Outside A Town Hall Meeting Earlier This Fall.
Emanuele Berry|St. Louis Public Radio

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.

Town Hall Meeting – “A Roadmap for Growth: Where do we go from here?”

When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Ferguson Community Center, 1050 Smith Avenue  

More information at: www.devinjamesgroup.com/ferguson-mayor-and-city-council-announce-upcoming-town-hall-meetings/


Job seekers attend a job held on Sept. 13
Credit Camille Phillips/St. Louis Public Radio
Job seekers attend a job fair held on Sept. 13

Career and Networking Fair

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 22

Where: St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, Student Center Multipurpose Room, 3400 Pershall Road, Ferguson 63135

About: The networking fair will give area residents the chance to meet employers and learn about employment and internship opportunities in the community. More than 60 employers will be at the event.

More information at: www.stlcc.edu/Newsroom/2014/09/News19.html


#FergusonReads Reading Group: Rise of the Warrior Cop

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 22

Where: Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis 63108

More information at: www.facebook.com/events/679435725458602/


LGBTQ+ & Black Oppression: Why We Should All Care About Ferguson

When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 22

Where: Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee St., St. Louis 63118

More information at: www.facebook.com/events/758024147580248/?ref=br_rs


The Brown Decision and its Implications for St. Louis

When: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23

Where: Emerson Performance Center, 3101 Laclede Ave., St. Louis 63103

About: Harris-Stowe State University will be hosting a symposium to celebrate the 60th anniversary year of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

More information at: www.hssu.edu/sp_news.cfm?wid=50&n_id=1173


'Come Home to Little Creek'

When: 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 25                       

Where: Little Creek Nature Area, 2295 Dunn Road, Florissant 63033

About: The event is open to people of all ages, and will feature crafts and activities for children, guided tours of the nature trails, a bird-watching tour, story time with the St. Louis County Library and more.

More information at: www.fergflor.org/pages/Ferguson-Florissant_SD/News/6725007581812848708


The Law and You: Know Your Rights

When: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 25

Where: 9950 Glen Owen Dr. 63135, The Greater St. Mark Family Church

About: Sponsored by the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, The Thics Project and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (Land of Lincoln chapter)

More information at: www.thedredscottfoundation.org.

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