Plenary Session III: Ferguson: From Anger to Action

July 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The America's Center // Ferrara Theater

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There is a time for anger and a time for action. In the two plus years since Ferguson erupted into fiery protest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the fight for equality and justice continues. That same fight lives on in many cities and communities. What are tangible strategies for racial healing? How can community activists and organizers inspire citizens to channel their frustrations into meaningful action?

Michael McMillan, CEO, 

  • Voices of Ferguson” – Speakers • Unemployed to Employed – Worker
  • Enforcing the Law – Police Officer
  • Mother to Son – Parent
  • Painting for Peace - Artist

Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman, President & CEO, Centene Corporation

Lester Holt, News Anchor, NBC Nightly News

- Ferguson Panelists
- Panel I 

  • Eric Schmitt - 46th State Treasurer of Missouri
  • Reverend Traci Blackmon – Community Leader and Pastor of Christ the King UCC in Florissant, MO

Panel II

  • Bradley Radford – Youth Participant in St. Louis Urban League “Save Our Sons” program
  • Captain Ron Johnson  - Missouri Highway Patrol
  • Kathy Osborn – Executive Director, Regional Business Council

Introduction of Q&A Moderator:
Lester Holt – News Anchor, NBC Nightly News