Julius Anthony, president of St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature, will join us to discuss the poem by Amanda Gorman "The Hill We Climb”.
This poem was written to celebrate the 2021 inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States. The poem celebrates the United States not as a "perfect union," but as a country that has the grit to struggle with its all-too-real problems.
One of the poem's messages is a hopeful one, asserting that a new “dawn” is now breaking in which Americans have the opportunity to create a more just and inclusive society.
The book can be purchased at the EyeSeeMe book store located at 6951 Olive Blvd University City, MO 63130.
How does someone become a refugee, far from their homeland, and end up settling in St. Louis to build a new life?
Please join us to hear from Paul Costigan, Senior Vice President for Operations and Missouri Refugee Coordinator for the International Institute of St. Louis. The International Institute has served immigrants in our region since 1919 and leads the effort of resettling refugees in eastern and southwestern Missouri.
Paul will explain the resettlement process and the agencies they partner with. He will also discuss how things are different today from resettlement in recent years, and the new challenges for the services provided to the wave of Afghan refugees arriving in St. Louis. Find out how this is a community-wide effort.
Bring your questions for the Q&A portion of the program. All are welcome to attend! Zoom information will be sent with registration.
The holidays are the best time of year to connect with old friends, and welcome new ones into your life! Please join us on December 3 to celebrate the holidays with fellow SOS members and guests at the gorgeous home of member Susan Block in the Chase Park Plaza Residences.
Additional details and registration coming soon.
Mark your calendar to join us for this upcoming SOS education event featuring speaker Dr. Terry Jones of UMSL.
Mark your calendar to join us for a discussion on local author Vivian Gibson’s book “The Last Children of Mill Creek”. Vivian Gibson was raised in Mill Creek Valley –454 acres in the heart of downtown St. Louis that comprised the nation’s largest urban-renewal project beginning in 1959. She started writing short stories about her childhood memories of the dying community after her retirement.
Since 2007, SOS members have invested more than $2.9 million in the St. Louis community by supporting more than 90 local nonprofits. In 2022, we will continue this legacy.
Current SOS members are invited to attend the Ballot Fair to learn about the nonprofit organizations recommended by membership for the Final Ballot.
Join us for a virtual celebration of collective giving and our shared commitment to strengthening our community.
On Wednesday May 18, at 5:30 p.m., we’ll announce and celebrate the nonprofit organizations we will be supporting as grantees. Please invite guests and engage in the positive impact SOS is having throughout the region.