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The War of Intersections: Fighting The Cause of Our Division

September 24, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watch it live on our YouTube Stream.

Across the country, we continue to see attacks on critical race theory, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), access to books and libraries, sex education, affirmative action, women’s reproductive rights, civil rights, and much more in our legislatures and institutions. To many, these issues seem to be overwhelming to fight individually, but for those who have been immersed in the issue, the prevailing understanding is that we are really fighting one common enemy that presents itself in a myriad of ways. Join Heather Fleming, founder and director of the MO Equity Education Partnership, as she explains the connection to each of these issues and how we all can work collectively to defeat this movement.


Heather Fleming

Heather Fleming is the founder and director of In Purpose Educational Services (IPES), author of the book My Black Friend Says...: Lessons in Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competency, and founder and director of the MO Equity Education Partnership (MoEEP). Prior to her work in organizing and equity training, she started her career working eight years in the public service sector. She then moved into education and served as an English Language Arts teacher for 14 years before becoming a full-time equity and inclusion training and program design professional. Her goal for her work in this field is to promote healing, understanding, and equity for all.

Africian American woman, Heather Fleming in a blue dress with her arms crossed.


Music for this Platform is by CHARIS, a diverse group of singers united in our mission to perform music that celebrates and encourages women and the LGBTQ+ community. CHARIS prides itself on the diversity of its membership, program, and audience. The chorus is 40 to 60 people strong, varying in age from 16 to 70, and represent a variety of ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, economic situations, abilities, and disabilities. Its programs include a wide repertoire including pop, classical, spirituals, and world music, as well as Broadway reviews with full choreography and scripted performances for Women's History Month with historical and contemporary roles played by local Equity actors.


September 24, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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