Free event to explore the power of the black vote

​Please join us for the event Black Wealth, Black Health: The Power of the Black Vote, from 2-4 p.m. June 30 at Schlafly Library, 225 N. Euclid Ave.

The Center for Social Development’s Gena Gunn McClendon will be a panelist. She is the director of our Voter Access and Engagement initiative.

Other scheduled panelists are Adolphus Pruitt, president of the St. Louis City chapter of the NAACP; Redditt Hudson, vice president of civil rights and advocacy at the of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis; Judy Bentley, executive director of CHIPS Health and Wellness Center, Karen Anderson, president of Metropolitan Congregations United; and Mavis Thompson, license collector for the City of St. Louis. Christi Griffin, founder and president of The Ethics Project, will moderate the discussion.

“This is event is a great opportunity for African Americans to better understand the seriousness and importance of voting,” McClendon said.