Protests and Power Holders: The Role of Inside Changemakers
Date(s) - July 08, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
We have been witnessing the power of spontaneous and massive demonstrations to alter the American Conversation. History teaches us that any successful movement for change must also include leadership voices inside civic institutions and the halls of power who harness the momentum coming from acts of civil defiance in the streets. This is historically a controversial position involving a difficult balance between staying at the table and calling for the table to change. St. Louis has a deep bench of experience when it comes to this role. This forum assembles change makers who are exercising their influence inside of civic institutions on issues of race and police power. We will discuss their roles as both civic leaders and change agents, and what changes are on the horizon inside their institutions.
– Sgt. Heather Taylor, President of the Ethical Society of Police of the City of St. Louis
– Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Prosecutor
– Dr. LJ Punch, St. Louis County Police Commissioner
– Lisa Clancy, Chairwoman of the St. Louis County Council