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April 17, 2024
Sustainer Spotlight: Carolyn Redmore

Carolyn Redmore grew up in a farming family in Southwest Louisiana. Although she said it was a modestly privileged white middle-class family that could afford household help, her parents upheld fairness in their treatment of people regardless of status or race. She recalls how in the early 50s her mother worked with her employee to […]

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March 27, 2024
Leader Spotlight: Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose grew up in suburban Maryland with academic parents between Quaker and Jewish communities. Her parents helped instill strong critical thinking skills, an interest in politics, and a curiosity of how things happened around her. Sarah was introduced to Quakerism through school from 3rd to 7th grade where she gained a foundation for valuing […]

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February 15, 2024
EJ Intern Spotlight: Torrey Taylor

Torrey grew up in a small rural town in Southern Illinois in a catholic family while attending private catholic school. As long as Torrey can remember, she was always connected to nature. As a youth in a small rural town, much of the ways she connected with friends and her community was through outdoor activities. […]

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January 31, 2024
Special Spotlight Edition: MCU's New Executive Director

MCU is in a new season of change with its recent transition of leadership from David Gerth’s 12-year tenure as our longest serving director. In the fall of October 2023, DeMarco K. Davidson stepped up from his role as MCU’s Voter Program Lead to become MCU's new Executive Director. DeMarco’s dedication to MCU’s mission and […]

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October 27, 2023
Leader Spotlight: Sonja Little-Cochren

Ms. Sonja Little-Cochren Member of New Sunnymount Missionary Baptist Church “Leadership is working with a team of people, not just yourself, and its about the mission, vision, and goals you want to accomplish collectively.” Ms. Sonja Little-Cochren Listen to why she does the work! Ms. Sonja first learned about MCU in 2015 when former Director […]

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September 27, 2023
EJ Intern Spotlight: Kelly Bono

Environmental Action is Social Action Guest blog post by Kelly Bono, Spring 2023 Environmental Justice Intern “We can improve outcomes for people by caring for our environment. We just have to dig in.” -Kelly As a social justice advocate that also happens to study ecosystems, I’m very interested in how human social systems, the natural […]

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May 10, 2023
Is the plan backed by Gov. Mike Parson the best “plan” for the youth of St. Louis, Missouri?

Should there be a new youth prison built or should there be a rebuilding of how we handle the school to prison pipeline? The facility proposed in north St. Louis will increase the city's capacity to house youth even as the Hogan Street facility sits more than half empty. Can we reimagine using some of […]

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