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Great Decisions Lecture: State of the State Department and Diplomacy

Thu., April 25, 12-1:30 p.m.

During the Trump administration, the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended. Many positions in the State Department have never been filled, and meetings with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin have been undertaken with little advance planning. What effect are these changes having now, and how will they affect ongoing relationships between the United States and its allies and adversaries? Free

Ethical Society of St. Louis (map)
9001 Clayton Rd
Richmond Heights
phone 314-991-0955

Heather McKenzie Patterson

Thu., April 25, 12-1 p.m.
phone 314-246-7032

@ Webster University - Thompson Music Building, 8282 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119
Heather McKenzie Patterson, owner of St. Louis Vocal Arts Institute. ThompsonTalk point. FREE to all. Free

Case Studies in Provenance Research at the Kemper Art Museum

Thu., April 25, 5:30 p.m.
phone 314-935-5490
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Tracing an artwork’s ownership history—or provenance—involves detailed detective work. Researchers examine markings and labels, study archival sources, and track down exhibition histories and literature. Learning about how artworks have changed hands over time can provide insight into moments of political and economic transformation and larger cultural attitudes. In this talk, Heather Read (PhD18) presents her research into the ownership histories of selected works from the Kemper Art Museum collection, as part of the 2018 AAMD / Kress Foundation Provenance Research Fellowship. Free and open to the public. Free

Kara Cooney: Women Who Ruled the World

Thu., April 25, 7-9 p.m.
phone 314-754-1850
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Presenting work from her newly published book, When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt (2018), Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney will discuss the lives of remarkable female pharaohs from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra, shining a piercing light on perceptions of women in power today. The book will be for sale to audience members courtesy of Left Bank Books. This program is free to attend; however, we encourage visitors to arrive early due to limited seating. FREE
Pulitzer Arts Foundation (map)
3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-754-1850

Africans To Americans Ancestry Workshop

Sat., April 27, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
phone 314-436-7009

As part of the Africans to Americans: 400 Years of History event, the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration and St. Louis Public Library's Genealogy Room are co-hosting a free workshop to help people of color trace their ancestry in America. Typical genealogical research strategies often fail when applied to enslaved African Americans. Area residents can learn the value of tracing one’s family history and how to get started from a panel of experts. Keynote speaker is Dr. Gina Paige, Founder of African Ancestry. FREE

Dr. Keona K. Ervin: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Thu., May 2, 5-6:30 p.m.
phone 314-977-8621

On 2 May 2019, at 5:00 in the St. Louis University Busch Student Center, room 251, historian Keona K. Ervin will speak about her transformational new book, Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis (Kentucky, 2018). Dr. Ervin is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri. Gateway to Equality explores the lives of black women in St. Louis, Missouri, between the 1930s and the 1960s, as they worked together to form a community-based culture of resistance— fighting for employment, a living wage, dignity, a better welfare system, and quality housing. Free and open to the public

Journey of Discovery

May 8-11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
phone 800-473-0060

Announcing 41st annual National Genealogical Society Family History Conference: Journey of Discovery. Local host: St. Louis Genealogical Society. More than 150 unique lectures on topics ranging from DNA testing, military and land records, vital records, technology for genealogy, maps and census records technology for genealogy and much more. Full day researching Irish roots and African American ancestry. FREE entrance to more than 70 exhibits and vendors. FREE public parking. Online registration ends 19 April. Walk-in registration until sold-out. Conference location: St Charles Convention Center; One Conference Plaza Center; St Charles, MO 63303 register at $125 - $285
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Saint Charles Convention Center (map)
1 Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles County
phone 636-669-3000

TEDxGatewayArchSalon: Healthcare Head-on

Thu., May 16, 5-9 p.m.
phone 314-536-8903

An event to celebrate the forward-thinking ideas that live, breathe and radiate from the national hub of healthcare we call home. -Live, 18-minute TEDx talks on a range of healthcare topics -Seven industry thought leaders shattering the status quo -A live performance by St. Louis singer-songwriter Tonina (who was featured on Barack Obama's "Best of 2018" list) -Refreshments to feed your body and mind -Complimentary swag to mark the occasion -From unconventional nutrition to gun violence to life with Cerebral Palsy, prepare to collide with topics that affect our community and remain at the crux of national conversation. $45-$55
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Bach's Mass in B minor

Sun., May 19, 1:30-5 p.m.
phone 314-652-2224

Bach’s most monumental work is the cornerstone and grand finale of the 2019 St. Louis Bach Festival presented by Centene Charitable Foundation. Composed over a span of 35 years, the Mass in B minor reveals the depth and breadth of the master’s creativity and spiritual conviction. Guest soloists: soprano Sherezade Panthaki, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, tenor Lawrence Jones and baritone Tyler Duncan. This performance is underwritten by a gift from Robert H. Duesenberg in loving memory of his wife, Lori, a former member of the Bach Society Chorus. Free lecture at1:30pm. Lecture: Free; Sec I- $45; Sec II- $35; Sec III- $25; Stdnt Rush-$10
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Your Family Stories: What Did They Say?

Sat., July 13, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
phone 314-647-8547

Your Family Stories: What DID They Say? St Louis Genealogical Society presents master storyteller John Phillip Colletta, PhD, who will teach us to use genealogical skills to break through brick walls; turn biographical facts into real life events and use principles of good writing to weave a captivating family narrative. Includes lunch and free parking. Saturday; July 13, 2019 from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm. Maryland Heights Community Center; 2300 McKelvey Road; Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Includes lunch and free parking. Register at: $50 for members before June 15
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Maryland Heights Community Center (map)
2344 McKelvey Road
Maryland Heights
phone 314-738-2599

Iyanla Vanzant: Acts of Faith Remix Tour

Thu., Aug. 22, 8 p.m.
phone 314-516-4949

Fresh off the success of her 2018 Get Over It! Tour, Iyanla Vanzant, celebrated spiritual teacher, New York Times best-selling author, legendary speaker, and Emmy Award-winning television personality, known for her riveting work as the host of Iyanla Fix My Life on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), returns to the stage in 2019 with her Acts of Faith Remix Tour. This landmark inspirational and interactive event celebrates the updated 25th-anniversary edition of this internationally acclaimed bestseller. The beloved life coach to millions will lead audiences of all hues through the transformative work that unites the humanity in all of us. Ticket prices start at $39.75
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Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center (map)
1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road
North St. Louis County
phone 314-516-4949
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