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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

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St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Community level trauma and toxic stress was the focus of the 13th meeting of the Commission. During Monday night’s meeting at the Meramec Campus of St. Louis Community College, those in attendance were asked a series of related questions in the Audience Polling and Overview session. Sixty-percent of those in attendance […]

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Community level trauma and toxic stress was the focus of the 13th meeting of the Commission. During Monday night’s meeting at the Meramec Campus of St. Louis Community College, those in attendance were asked a series of related questions in the Audience Polling and Overview session.

Sixty-percent of those in attendance say they have experienced trauma due to racism. In addition, 80% of those in attendance claim they live in a community that has experienced trauma.

Co-Chair, Reverend Starsky Wilson, says the tragic event in Charleston last week is reminder that we haven’t resolve many racial issues in our country. Wilson made reference to the 5-year-old girl who hit under her grandmother during the church shooting in an effort to save her own life. Wilson said “she’s emblematic of why we’ve got to deal with these challenges because the traumas will continue to visit us.”

Audience members discussed these issues during the break out session of the meeting.

Several calls to action were also affirmed by the Commission. Those are Economic Inequity and Opportunity: Job Creation & Training, Child Well-Being Thriving Youth; Coordination and Innovation, and Child Well Being & Education,Opportunity & Achievement.

The next meeting of the Ferguson Commission meeting is scheduled for July 13th.

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