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Annual Meeting Featured Speaker Roundup, Round 2

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I don’t know about you, but I think the food here in St. Louis, MO, is phenomenal! Last night was no exception. I spent the night with over 1000 of my closest friends at the Missouri Botanical Garden for Groove in the Garden. Besides being absolutely breathtaking, (the tram ride was the way to go, by the way) the food, packed in little individual coolers, was so tasty. Thank you, @mobotgarden, for hosting us.

Earlier Tuesday, Attack Theatre showed us how to use dance to tell a difficult story and Melissa Harris Perry moderated a discussion with Dr. Kelvin Adams, Akif Cogo, Daniel Gonzales, Dr. Mark Lombardi, Felicia Shaw, and Cara Stark speaking about how to be more thoughtful, more uncomfortable, and include more voices.

Here’s some of the reaction from Twitter – follow the conversation #aam2017 #aamsmj.

Attack Theatre
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Attack Theatre

Gateways to Understanding: Listening to and Engaging Diverse Audiences in a City of Confluence
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Gateways to Understanding panel of speakers

It’s been an emotional and educational Annual Meeting. I’m so grateful for all of the informative, kind, powerful, thoughtful, forceful, helpful, intuitive, impassioned, and intelligent folk here and listening from afar.  See you back in Washington D.C.

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