Past Events

Poverty and Race: The Other St. Louis, with Wes Moore

Join us for a discussion with renowned author Wes Moore, as we explore the interconnectedness of poverty and race, and a collaborative approach to advancing equity and economic prosperity in the region.

Wes Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran, and a social entrepreneur. Moore’s first book, “The Other Wes Moore,” a perennial New York Times bestseller, captured the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. Mirroring this theme, this event will examine the interconnectedness of poverty and race, the role of community-based institutions, and the need for regional collaboration to repair deep-rooted disparities in St. Louis.

This dynamic discussion will be moderated by St. Louis native Charli Cooksey – innovator, educator, community organizer, and Founder and CEO of WePower.​​​​​​ Event cosponsors include the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Social Policy Institute, and Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity at Washington University in St. Louis.

A light breakfast will be provided and nearby visitor parking is available at Washington University’s East End garage.

January 27, 2020 at 8:00 am