Show Me Democracy

Amidst the uprising in Ferguson, seven St. Louis college students evolve into advocates and activists as they demand change through policy and protest and test the validity of the Margaret Mead quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Show Me Democracy functions as a powerful tool that educates young people on not only the need for educational advocacy, but the power they have to enact change for themselves and those around them. Our audiences will realize they have the capacity, potential, power, and right to speak up on those issues that directly effect them and their peers.

Following the film, join us for a 15 minute Q&A with Show Me Democracy director, Dan Parris, accompanied by two of the student leaders featured in the film, Karissa Anderson and Amber Overton, and Jenny Achilles, Program Director for the Trellis Foundation.

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Event Type: Special Event
Track: Equity