WORSHIP October 26th 10 & 11:15 a.m. "Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights" Rev. Jay Wolin
The Mission of UUSC is to advance human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. UUSC’s Vision is to see a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights. Please join us today as we learn about UUSC and how Unitarian Universalism live out their values in the larger world.
FORUM October 26th 10 a.m. Colin Gordon: University of Iowa Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Gordon emerged as a national authority on the demographic shifts in Ferguson, Mo., and the larger St. Louis area, that some say underlie the boiling tensions between mostly black residents and predominantly white authorities.
Professor Gordon said the St. Louis area has systematically segregated itself racially and economically for decades through exclusionary zoning practices. He will discuss how these practices add context to the unrest this week. The city has gone through enormous lengths to privately or publicly segregate itself, Gordon says.
Gordon began researching the demographic shifts in the St. Louis area about a decade ago, and it has proved to be a valuable resource in understanding the roots of the violence today. Professor Gordon s 2009 book, Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City, and related websites with interactive maps help visualize the racial migration patterns and segregation in St. Louis.
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