Left Bank Books and St. Louis Public Radio welcome Stanford professor of psychology Jennifer Eberhardt, who will sign and discuss her new book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, with Race, Identity and Culture editor Holly Edgell!
You don’t have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice.
In Biased, with a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a path forward. Unblinking about the tragic consequences of prejudice, Eberhardt addresses how racial bias is not the fault of nor restricted to a few “bad apples” but is present at all levels of society in media, education, and business.
Join St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and SLUCare geriatrician Dr. John Morley for a conversation about Don’s new book “Coming of Age, Liver Spots and All: A Humorous Look at the Wonders of Getting Old.” A reception and book signing will follow. Left Bank Books will have books of available for purchase.
Life sometimes sucks. So does getting older. Strange and unexpected changes happen to our minds and our bodies. Forgetting where we laid those damn car keys. And looking in the mirror sure isn't pleasant any longer, what with the baggy eyes, sagging jowls, not to mention the other body parts that hang--or disappear between folds of excess folds. But don't count us out yet. In "Coming of Age, Liver Spots & All," Don Marsh walks readers through his take on the aging process in with tongue-in-cheek revelry. Truthful, sometimes sobering, but always humorous, this book allows the old(er) of us to laugh at our sagging bodies, wandering minds, and thinning hair.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required
Leaders recognized for their strong commitment to women in the workplace will join St. Louis Public Radio’s Ashley Lisenby for a lively discussion about the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis’ Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard Report, which evaluates Missouri employers’ workplace policies and practices that affect female employees.
Event is free, registration required
In Honor of Dennis Owsley's 35 Years of Jazz Excellence
Join St. Louis Public Radio to commemorate Dennis Owsley's 35 Years of bringing great jazz to St. Louis audiences.
Live music performed by Paul DeMarinis, Eric Slaughter, Jeff Anderson, and Steve Davis.
This event is free and open to the public.
On February 15, join Generation Listen STL and St. Louis Public Radio for a Charity Match Making event. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can meet representatives from charitable organizations in need of volunteers. Each charity will give a 60-second pitch for your attention, moderated by a St. Louis Public Radio on-air personality. Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary beer from 4 Hands Brewing as you find your charity match. Think speed dating between volunteers and local charities!
General admission for individuals is just $10 and includes 2 drink tickets. Registration for charities is just $20 and includes admission for 2 organization reps, a table for promotional materials and volunteer sign-up, an opportunity to pitch your group to attendees, and 2 drink tickets per person. Up to 35 organizations can sign up.