Black Health and Wellbeing in St. Louis

Meet Champions who influenced the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health of African American people in our region.

Open Classroom

Open Classroom has curated a series of lectures and panels during Black History Month.

  • 1/19 – HomeGrown STL: Improving Black Male Well-Being, Economic Upward Mobility and Equity in the St. Louis Region
    Sean Joe, PhD
  • 1/26 – Race and Human Trafficking: How Racial Inequality Impacts Human Trafficking
    Shima Rostami, EdD
  • 2/1 – Is Professionalism a Racist Construct?
    Cynthia Williams, MSW, LCSW
    Jewel Stafford, MSW
  • 2/8 – COVID-19 Variants & Vaccines: Where Are We Now?
    Angela Archibald-Clabon, MBA | Angela Fleming Brown, MPH | Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, MPH | Jason G. Newland, MD, MEd
  • 2/15 – Black and Living with Disability — Experiences, Concerns and Hopes
    Makini Anwisye | Michkeal Cross | Sean Gold | Dana Walker, MS
  • 2/22 – Advocacy and Allyship: Towards a More Racially Just St. Louis
    Charli Cooksey, MSEd | David Dwight, IV | Terry Harris, EdD | Jason Purnell, PhD, MPH | Cynthia Williams, MSW, LCSW
  • 2/23 – Policymaking Through a Racial Equity Lens
    Jewel Stafford, MSW | Atia Thurman, MSW
  • 3/1 – Raising Queens: The Important Role of Racial Socialization in the Lives of Black Girls
    Sheretta Butler-Barnes, PhD

Miss a session? Catch the replay on YouTube.