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Writers, Former and Current Elected Officials to Speak during STLCC’s AAMI Week

March 25, 2011

St. Louis Community College’s African-American Male Initiative will sponsor a week-long slate of lectures aimed at engaging and empowering African-Americans for the future.This series of free lectures will be April 4-8 at the college’s Florissant Valley and Forest Park campuses. The Florissant Valley campus is located at 3400 Pershall Road; the Forest Park campus is located at 5600 Oakland Ave.

 

Presentations will feature:

  • Demico Boothe, author of “Why Are So Many Black Men in Prison,” 7 p.m. Monday, April 4; and student-focused panel discussion noon Tuesday, April 5. Both presentations will be in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Center at Florissant Valley. Boothe also will sign copies of his book at the AAMI kickoff breakfast 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Highlander Lounge in the Student Center at Forest Park.
  • David Steward, CEO of World Wide Technology Inc. and co-author of “Doing Business by the Good Book,” 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Center at Florissant Valley.
  • Lloyd Daniel, former member of the Missouri House of Representatives, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the cafeteria of the Student Center at Forest Park; and student-focused panel discussion noon Thursday, April 7, in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Center at Florissant Valley.
  • Charlie A. Dooley, St. Louis County Executive, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Center at Florissant Valley.
  • Denise Sneed-Williams, author of “Revealed – Looking at Life through Self-Examination,” 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the cafeteria of the Student Center at Forest Park.

There will be a live-webcast of these following events, if you are unable to attend - www.ustream.tv/channel/STLCC-FV:

-David Steward, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5.

-Demico Boothe, noon Tuesday, April 5.

-Charlie A. Dooley, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7.

-Lloyd Daniel, noon Thursday, April 7.

Use #AAMI as the twitter hashtag for comments during the events.

The African-American Male Initiative is designed to strengthen the college’s capacity to serve African-American males and improve their educational outcomes. It is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, contact Keith Sayles at 314-513-4917 or KSayles@stlcc.edu. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Sayles at least two working days prior to the event.