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Ferguson, Social Justice and the Role of Community Colleges

October 01, 2014

When unrest in Ferguson was at its peak following the Michael Brown shooting, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley kept its doors open to provide the students with the normalcy that was needed at the time.

David J. Smith, an educational consultant, blogger and peacebuilding trainer, in August was invited to visit St. Louis Community College to talk to students, faculty and staff to listen to their concerns, and facilitate a discussion of how the college might respond to the situation.

Following this conversation, Smith wrote a blog in the Huffington Post discussing how community colleges can be important catalysts in advancing social justice in the region and the nation. For the full text, click here.