Apply to Cultural Leadership’s High School Leadership Program Class 17, beginning January ’22! Any students who will be sophomores or juniors in the 2021- 2022 school year and live in the St. Louis city or county area are eligible to apply.
Cultural Leadership, and the world, mourns the death of another social justice leader this year. For more than a decade, Justice Ginsberg made time to meet with Cultural Leadership students each summer during their Transformational Journey. She was always willing to have open dialogues with students, detailing the hard road to justice, times she succeeded, times she failed, and always inspiring them to fight for what they believed in.
When meeting Justice Ginsburg for the first time, students were often surprised at how such might could come in the form of such a tiny woman. Students have commented how just meeting her and learning about her pursuit of justice motivated them to pursue their own dreams and support the under-represented.
Justice Ginsburg’s actions and ideas will continue to light a path for Cultural Leadership’s young leaders and change-makers. We thank her for all that she’s done and all who she’s inspired. May she rest in peace and power.
Rep. John Robert Lewis is gone, but will never be forgotten.
For more than 15 years, Congressman Lewis met with the students of Cultural Leadership each summer during their Transformational Journey. He shared his story of growing up in rural Alabama and raising and preaching to chickens. He told us about his march across the bridge at Selma, about speaking to hundreds of thousands at the March on Washington, and about fearing for his life on the Freedom Rides.
He inspired our students with his insistence that they, too, can be leaders – telling them that they have “a moral obligation, a mission, and a mandate to speak up and speak out and get in good trouble. You can do it. You must do it.”
We will stand on his shoulders and continue the work. May he rest in freedom.
Cultural Leadership students learn how to lead and facilitate discussions on pressing social justice topics – like discrimination, privilege, oppression, microagressions, and other potentially divisive topics – because a cornerstone of this program is that being a leader means keeping people in the conversation.
Please join us to build community, learn more about Cultural Leadership, and give Class 15 students the opportunity to show you what they’ve learned in their first semester in the program.
WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: Wydown Middle School (6500 Wydown, 63105)
More details will be emailed to you when you complete registration.
“Social Justice is a lot more than attending rallies and making signs.”