FOCUS St. Louis Offers March Dialogue Programs

On Tuesday, March 16, 2004, FOCUS St. Louis will continue its Discover Series with ?“The Power of the Past: The Role of Historic Preservation in a Multi-cultural Society?” at 7 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum. Robert Weyeneth will speak about how the historic preservation movement dealt with race and place and how the build environment influences our collective memories.

And on Thursday, March 18: FOCUS will lead a Community Dialogue on ?“The Power of the Past?” lecture from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum. Come prepared to engage in meaningful dialogue on the topic of the March 16 lecture. Both events are free. Click below to read more about FOCUS and similar events.

Also as part of its Discover Series, FOCUS will hold an event on Thursday, March 25, 2004. ?“Equity in Education: Reforming Our Nation?’s Schools?” will be presented by Anthony Alvarado, former Chancellor of Instruction for San Diego public schools, chief architect of a controversial redesign of that city?’s curriculum and past superintendent of Innovative Community School District #2 in New York City. Held at 7:00 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum, this free event will examine how our nation can achieve equity in education and how school administrators will finance this.

Community members will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about this issue on Tuesday, March 30. This will be an opportunity to explore the topic of ?“Equity in Education: Reforming Our Nation?’s Schools?” in a more intimate setting by engaging in FOCUS?’ community dialogue. From 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum, participants will discuss how this issue affects their region and what theirr options are for the future.

FOCUS St. Louis aims to create a thriving, cooperative region by engaging citizens to participate in active leadership roles and to influence positive community change. They carry out their mission in three major roles: Developing Leadership, Influencing Policy and Promoting Community Connections.

For information on these and other events, call FOCUS St. Louis at 314-622-1250 or go to

Added March 01, 2004