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SP2018 Hellen & Will Carpenter Series:

Contemporary Issues in American Society

Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)


Moral Courage in Difficult Times:
A Discourse on Healing Divisions & Promoting Social Change

Tuesday, 3/13, 4:00 – 6:00 PM (Reception @ 3:00)
Auditorium, JC Penney Conference Center, UMSL

Featuring Journalist, Activist, Social Historian Thought Leader...

                                                 Jimmie Briggs


3:00 PM        Registration & Welcome Reception

3:50             Guests directed to take a seat in the auditorium         

4:00             Welcome & Recognition of the Carpenters (Teresa Thiel, Dean, College of A&S)

4:10             Viewing of Video Welcome Message (Will & Hellen Carpenter)

4:15             Introduction of the Keynote Speaker (Kathleen Nigro)

4:20             Keynote Address – Moral Courage in Difficult Times (Jimmie Briggs)

5:00             Stretch Break

5:05             Panelists Respond

                             Martha Leticia Seitz, Executive Director, Latinos en Axion STL

                             Reverend Darryl Gray, Missionary Baptist Convention

5:30             Audience Q&A (Kathleen Nigro & Jimmie Briggs)

6:00             Adjourn & Reception Continues in Lobby