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 Just Local Notes: St. Louis Justice Events 

WHAT:  Faces Not Forgotten   An exhibit of portraits of young people lost to gun violence.  Artist Christine Ilewski was inspired by the death of a dear friend, a missionary murdered in Guatemala. “These children are not just numbers or statistics. Each one of them was a life ended. Each one had a face.”

WHEN:  October 9-23, 2014, (Monday through Friday) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Special reception with the artist, including a reading of the victims names, October 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Center for Spirituality and Sustainability, 1 Circle Drive, on the Campus of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

WHO: Center for Spirituality and Sustainability for more information

WHAT:  Prisons, Policing & Power: a gathering of high school students.  Have you been racially profiled?  Wonder why so many African American youth are locked up?  Want your voice to be heard?  Join the Conversation.  Space is limited- sign up today.   [And bring a friend!]  Food provided, transportation help available.  To register or for transportation help contact Leah:  773-531-9849 or leahpatriarco@gmail.com.

WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

WHERE:  South City Prep: 2900 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO, 63118  

WHO: Coalition to Abolish the Prison Industrial complex

WHAT:  Potluck and book discussion.  Fr. Tony Flannery’s book: A Question of Conscience.  [This is a discussion to prepare for Fr. Flannery’s talk November 13 (7:00 p.m.) at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.]  Please RSVP for potluck & book discussion to:  can@catholicactionnetwork.org  or 314-707-7313.  Book can be purchased at Irish publisher :  http://www.irishbooksdirect.ie/religion/christianity/a-question-of-conscience.  It takes 8-10 days to receive the book. 
WHEN:  Wednesday October 29, 6 p.m.
WHERE:  Stanislaus Kostka church, 1413 N. 20th , St. Louis, MO 63106
WHO:  The Catholic Action Network for Social Justice Group

WHAT:  From Farm to Fashion.  Day-long discussion of human rights.  Follow the cotton supply chain from seed through production of cloth, garment manufacturing and distribution while investigating the complexities of achieving sustainable solutions to child labor, human trafficking, worker safety, responsible sourcing and fair trade.  Keynote speaker:  Puvan Selvanathan – United Nations Working group on Business and Human Rights, U.N. Human Rights Council.  Free admission, free lunch.  Advance registration required.  Please click here to register.
WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Washington University School of Law at Anheuser Busch Hall, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
WHO:  Hosted by Washington University; underwritten by Monsanto.  For more information:  https://monsanto.event.com/HumanRightsEvent2014

WHAT: Unconscious Racial Bias and the Challenge of solidarity:  Catholic Social Teaching Post-Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and  … with Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, S.T. D. (Marquette University). RSVP by calling:  314.719.3554 https://17909.thankyou4caring.org/carondelet-lecture
WHEN:Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Doerr Chapel in Ryan Hall at Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton, MO 63105 
WHO: The Fontbonne University Carondelet Lecture Series

WHAT: HEALING HARP Retreat and/or Concert featuring spiritual healing harpist, Amy Camie and soprano Patricia Scanlon.   Compassion, Connection, Courage & Change Retreat on Saturday; Compassionate Connections: A Healing Concert for Change on Sunday.

Cost:  Retreat $125; Concert, $15.  Concert and Retreat:  $135.

WHEN:  Retreat:  Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Concert:  Sunday, November 16, 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Motherhouse, 6400 Minnesota Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63111

WHO:  Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  For more information visit:  www.togetherinfaithseries.org.

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