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Event Series Event Series: Sunday’s Platform

We Are the Leaders We Have Been Waiting For

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Outside photo of the St Louis Ethical Society

From our speaker, “This presentation is driven by the necessity to seize the moment. The formula for flight is speed + thrust + lift – drag = Flight! Our region will never reach its full capacity unless we can mitigate the economic drag that plagues our Black and brown communities. That economic drag was caused by generations of (conscious and unconscious) disinvestment in these communities. In order to grow this region robustly and equitably, we must reinvest in those communities.”

All Sunday Programming

9:45–10:45 a.m. Forum
9:45–10:45 a.m. Youth Activity Hour
10–11 a.m. Youth Education Recognition Breakfast
10:55 a.m. to Noon Ethical Education Classes
11 a.m. to Noon Platform
12:30–1:30 p.m. Finding Connections Book Club
5:30–8:30 p.m. Third Sunday Dinner Theatre

Complimentary childcare available for ages 0-5 in our nursery from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LATER START TIME THIS WEEK DUE TO THE YOUTH EDUCATION END OF YEAR BREAKFAST.

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Marvin Steele

Marvin Steele was born in Detroit, Michigan, but his family moved to St. Louis when he was an infant. He attended Soldan High School in St. Louis and Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He returned to St. Louis in the late 1970s and became deputy director of the St. Louis Deployment Authority under Mayor Vince Schoemehl. Mr. Steele later started a construction company that had the distinction of installing the 70,000 seats in the football dome; he was also the associate construction manager on the hockey arena, the Jazz Bistro in Grand Center and many other iconic buildings in St. Louis. Currently, Marvin serves as the president and CEO of the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce.

Marvin Steel


Violinists Hannah Frey & Amy Greenhalgh

Violinist Hannah Frey is a freelance musician and educator in St. Louis. She is first violinist of the Perseid Quartet, a member of Third Millennium World’s Fair, and plays regularly with the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis. She has performed with many other area groups including the St Louis Symphony and the St. Louis Chamber Soloists, and she was concertmaster of Winter Opera St. Louis for over a decade. She teaches violin and chamber music at Washington University in St. Louis, teaches beginning violin in the Kirkwood School District, and maintains a large private studio at her home. Hannah received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Linda Cerone and William Preucil. Amy Greenhalgh has worked as a violist throughout Europe, with ensembles including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Soloists’ Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and National Symphony Orchestra of Malta, as well as recording for labels such as Decca, EMI, and Deutsche Grammophon. In 2009, Amy won the position of principal viola of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago, Chile. Amy moved to the USA in 2015 and lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She plays with groups including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Chamber Soloists. Amy also arranges and transcribes works for musicians, designs and creates education concerts for children and adults, and is director of strings at Washington University in St. Louis.


May 19
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117 United States
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