Civic Engagement Forums

As a nonpartisan convener and facilitator, FOCUS’ civic engagement forums provide opportunities to learn about and discuss key regional issues. In the past year, more than 1,600 community members and leaders attended a FOCUS forum.

Bringing together diverse perspectives, our forums offer:

  • Access to education and resources on important civic issues;
  • Space to engage in dialogue and understanding of opposing viewpoints; and
  • Connection with other individuals who have an interest in the issue and leaders working in that space.

Many of our forums are free and open to the public.

Interested in partnering on or sponsoring a future civic engagement forum? Contact Katie Carpenter, Associate Director of Member & Alumni Relations, at (314) 657-4033 or by email.

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Recent Events

Deconstructing the Trope of the Angry Black Woman
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for a panel discussion exploring the trope of the angry black woman.

Latinos & Race in St. Louis: Where Does the Latino Community Fit into St. Louis’ Race Conversation?
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Register for the third forum in our Civics & Civility series, hosted in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council.

Leadership, Ethics & Political Parties
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Save the date for the annual Public Ethics Conference, this year focusing on the role and and function of parties in today’s political system.