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Civil Rights and Restorative Justice in the Age of Polarization

Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Free

Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112  + Google Map

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center.

Featured Speaker: David Cunningham, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis

Sociology professor, David Cunningham, examines the relationship between longstanding campaigns to resist civil rights gains and today’s deeply polarized political system, and highlights how a range of ongoing restorative justice initiatives seek to bridge these divisions.

Cunningham and students at the Neshoba County Courthouse in Mississippi, site of the original and cold case trials associated with the 1964 Freedom Summer murders.

Cunningham and students at the Neshoba County Courthouse in Mississippi, site of the original and cold case trials associated with the 1964 Freedom Summer murders.

 

Cunningham’s work on the scope, organization, and legacy of racial contention is supported in part through a National Science Foundation grant and the Ferguson Academic Seed Fund, a diversity and inclusion initiative of Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Civil Rights and Restorative Justice in the Age of Polarization is a Perspectives on Science & History Series public science seminar of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, on display at the Museum through April 15, 2018.

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Date:
Wednesday, June 14
Time:
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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