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What Events Are Happening Around Ferguson This Week

mother2mother panel at mohist sept. 2014
Photo by Wiley Price, provided by the Ethics Project

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 Dinner and Music Benefit Featuring Steve Scorfina

When: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Oct. 13

Where: Marley’s Bar & Grill, 500 S. Florissant Road, St. Louis 63135

About: This event is to support small businesses in Ferguson and gather canned goods for the St. Stephen's food pantry.

Information:  www.facebook.com/events/696902513727049/?ref=br_rs


Mother 2 Mother Part II

When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Oct. 13

Where: Grand Hall, Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63112

About: The conversation continues between black and white mothers on how to discuss race with children.

Information:  www.mohistory.org/files/[field_directory-raw]/event_brochure/M2M%20Part%20II.pdf


Steve Stenger, Democrat, left, and Rick Stream, Republican, are running for St. Louis County executive.
Credit Photos courtesy of the candidates
Steve Stenger, Democrat, left, and Rick Stream, Republican, are running for St. Louis County executive.

St. Louis County Executive Debate

When: Doors open at 11:20 a.m. Debate begins at 12 p.m. Oct. 14

Where: Lee Auditorium, Touhill Performing Arts Center, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis 63121

About: St. Louis county executive candidates Steve Stenger and Rick Stream will face off in a debate hosted by St. Louis Public Radio

Information:  news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-radio-host-st-louis-county-executive-debate


Suspicion Nation: Race and Diversity Issues in St. Louis

When: 7 p.m., Oct. 15

Where: Lee auditorium, Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis 63112

About: A panel discussion moderated by author and NBC legal analyst Lisa Bloom. Panelists are Karen Aroesty, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League; Anthony Gray, attorney for the family of Michael Brown; Raul Reyes, attorney, journalist and television commentator in New York City; and Steven Runge, Charlack chief of police. 

Information: www.mohistory.org


Teen Voices Against Violence

What: Poetry reading

When: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17

Where: Creative Arts Building, 3617 Grandel Sq. 63103

Information: 314-224-5377


Alliance of Black Art Galleries Opening Ceremony

When: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 17

Where: Ferguson Municipal Public Library, 35 N. Florissant Road, Ferguson 63135

About: The Alliance of Black Art Galleries will be hanging approximately 15 pieces of artwork in the Ferguson Municipal Public Library. The opening ceremony will feature speakers, poetry and music.

Information:  www.facebook.com/events/1529018184005437/?ref=22


Hope For Ferguson Concert

When: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 18

Where: Forestwood Park, 806 Ferguson Ave., Ferguson 63135

About: There will be family activities throughout the day and a free concert at 4 p.m.

Information:  www.facebook.com/events/700156940069885/?ref=br_rs


Credit Ferguson Youth Initiative Website
Poster for the Ferguson Sunday Parkways & Teen Festival 2014.

Ferguson Sunday Parkway & Teen Festival 2014  

When: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 19

Where: Ferguson Youth Initiative Backbay, 110 Church St., Ferguson 63135

About: Numerous free activities are planned for Ferguson area youth of all ages.