A Message from the Head

Jason HeissererUncategorized

I am sure that each of you would want to go beyond the superficial social analyst who looks merely at effects and does not grapple with underlying causes. –Martin Luther King, Jr. to eight White religious leaders in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Friends, I am writing this letter because tomorrow is the anniversary of the murder of Mike Brown in …

CrossRoads Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist Training

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Friends, For the past three days, Cliff, Gina, and I have been participating in an Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist workshop along with friends and colleagues at City Garden Montessori School, the US Bank CDC, and two leaders from the United Methodist Church. This workshop was facilitated by CrossRoads Antiracism Organizing and Training. As always, I am impressed by the courage and vulnerability of …

A Message from the Head

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Friends, I have spent much of today reading and thinking about the nine individuals murdered this past Wednesday at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. It takes my breath away to think about the horror of the last moments of the lives of Cynthia Hurd, Ethel Lee Lance, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sr., Myra Thompson, Suzy Jackson, Depayne …

Day of Silence 2015

Jason HeissererUncategorized

A big thank you to all who participated in the Day of Silence. Special thanks to our Social Justice group and Gender Spectrum Alliance (GSA). They worked hard to make the whole week special. David Jay was our guest speaker and spoke with the groups at lunch and then again to anyone from the Metro area who wanted to come …

Graduate David Jay to Speak at Crossroads

Jason HeissererUncategorized

On Friday, April 17, David Jay (Crossroads Class of 2000) will be giving a talk at Crossroads titled, “Redefining Love: How the Asexual Community Began In St Louis and Spread Across the Globe.”  We will gather at 5:00 in the library for a short meet and greet.  David will begin his talk at 5:15 followed by a question-and-answer session.  The …

Social Justice Activity Takes Learning Tour of Ferguson

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Abby Hirshman and Essence Price are the student leaders of Social Justice. They wanted to get behind the news coverage of all that went on in Ferguson. After discussing several ideas with the Social Justice group, all decided to try and connect with individuals living in Ferguson as a way to get closer to the truth of what was and …

Break the Silence with Alumnus David Jay

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Save the Date!  Please save the evening of Friday, April 17, to Break the Silence with David Jay (Class of 2000).  David is our guest speaker for Break the Silence, an evening event to build community that takes place after our participation in the National Day of Silence, “a day of action in which students across the country vow to …