Racial Equity and Anti-Racism Resources

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

Racial equity training, tools and discussion are woven into the curriculum for each of our FOCUS leadership programs, but the road to understanding is an ongoing journey. While far from an exhaustive list, here are some reads and resources to help continue, expand or inform your learning and action. Articles/Posts Our liberation is bound together – Embracing Equity / Medium U.S. … Read More

A Message from FOCUS President & CEO Dr. Yemi Akande-Bartsch to Our Alumni

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The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have once again shown the tragedy and injustice that results from racism – individual, institutional and systemic. If there’s one lesson that should have been learned from the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown and other Black Americans across our nation, it’s that there is no room for silence. We each … Read More

This Week at FOCUS – June 1, 2020

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Upcoming FOCUS Virtual Events   Tuesday, June 2 – Career Management During COVID 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER NOW Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19 – L.E.A.D. Summer Institute for Teens 1:00-3:00 p.m. daily REGISTER NOW Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26 – Through the Lens: Current Events in Perspective Summer Institute for Teens 1:00-3:00 p.m. daily … Read More

This Week at FOCUS – May 26, 2020

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Upcoming FOCUS Virtual Events   Tuesday, May 26 – CEO Leadership in the Era of COVID-10 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER NOW Friday, May 29 – Elevate Leadership: The Authentic Leader 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER NOW Tuesday, June 2 – Career Management During COVID 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER NOW Monday, June 15 – Friday, June … Read More

This Week at FOCUS – May 18, 2020

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Upcoming FOCUS Virtual Events   Tuesday, May 19 – Workplace Mental Health in the Age of COVID 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER NOW Friday, May 29 – Elevate Leadership: The Authentic Leader 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER NOW Wednesday, June 24 – 100 Years of the 19th Amendment 10:00-11:00 a.m. REGISTER NOW Have a high school student at home? … Read More

This Week at FOCUS – May 11, 2020

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Upcoming FOCUS Virtual Events   Wednesday, May 13 – HR in the Age of COVID 10:00-11:00 a.m. REGISTER Friday, May 15 – You’re Hired! Mastering the Job Search During a Pandemic 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER Friday, May 29 – The Authentic Leader 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER What You May Have Missed Last Week The Show Must … Read More

This Week at FOCUS – May 4, 2020

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Upcoming FOCUS Virtual Events   Tuesday, May 5 – The Show Must Go On? COVID and the St. Louis Arts 11:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER NOW Wednesday, May 13 – HR in the Age of COVID 10:00-11:00 a.m. REGISTER What You May Have Missed Last Week Medical Realities: Inequity in the Age of COVID-19, featuring: Fredrick Echols, MD, Director, City … Read More

This Week at FOCUS – April 27, 2020

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Upcoming FOCUS Virtual Events   Wednesday, April 29 – Medical Realities: Inequity in the Age of COVID-19 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. REGISTER NOW Friday, May 1 – The Fundraiser’s Story 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER What You May Have Missed Last Week Higher Education in the Age of Coronavirus Featuring Dr. Mark Lombardi, President, Maryville University; Dr. Elizabeth … Read More

This Week at FOCUS – April 20, 2020

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Upcoming FOCUS Virtual Events   Tuesday, April 21 – Higher Education in the Age of Coronavirus 11:00-12:00 p.m. REGISTER NOW Tuesday, April 21 – Leader Lounge: Social Trust Post-COVID 4:30-5:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW Friday, April 24 – The Art of Engagement: Storytelling for Leaders 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. REGISTER NOW Tuesday, April 28 – Leader Lounge: Alumni Reunion 4:30-5:30 … Read More

This Week at FOCUS – April 13, 2020

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This Week’s FOCUS Virtual Events   Tuesday, April 14 – Leadership Perspectives: A Conversation with St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson 11:00-11:45 a.m. REGISTER NOW Tuesday, April 14 – Leader Lounge 4:30-5:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW Wednesday, April 15 – Leadership Perspectives: A Conversation with St. Louis County Executive Sam Page 10:30-11:15 a.m. REGISTER NOW Thursday, April 16 – Networking Happy Hour … Read More