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America After Ferguson

  • Blance M. Touhill Performing Arts Center (map)

PBS and Public Affairs Town Hall Meeting: America After Ferguson

In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s police shooting death, a family is broken, a city is in turmoil, and the entire nation stands by asking "why?". 

While issues of race and justice are at the core of the Ferguson story, there is much more to explore. The emotions swirling around these events are raw and powerful, making this a critical time for coming together. America After Ferguson will present a public town hall conversation, moderated by PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill, held in St. Louis, but intended for audiences in communities across the country. America After Ferguson will expand beyond local circles to include national thought leaders in areas of law enforcement, race and civil rights, as well as government officials, faith leaders and youth.

America After Ferguson will engage some of the complex cultural questions that have been raised by events in Ferguson, including:

  • What kind of America did Ferguson expose?
  • How do we overcome the race and justice issues that continue to plague our communities?
  • What can we learn about the often-contradictory ways that different Americans see themselves in this story?
  • How do we advance our national dialogue on race?


Seating is first come first serve for registered attendees.  Arrive early to secure a seat.  

Register here.

Earlier Event: September 21
Protest at St Louis Rams Football Game
Later Event: September 23
Civil Engagement Training