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Discussion on the Delmar Divide Is Tonight

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts joins forces with community and civic leaders to discuss the implications of the BBC News story on the “Delmar Divide."

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is hosting a community conversation and panel discussion inspired by the BBC News story about Delmar Boulevard as a racial and economic dividing line in St. Louis.

The video, titled “Crossing a St. Louis Street that Divides Communities” and produced by BBCreporter and video journalist Franz Strasser in March 2012, will be screened at the event. Strasser will be in attendance and will participate in the event.

Strasser talked to residents, business owners and pastors on both sides of the street about why things are the way they are. See his video here

A panel discussion on ways to engage the community will follow the screening and will be moderated by Tabari Coleman, project director of the Anti-Defamation League.

Panelists include Sandra M. Moore, president of Urban Strategies; Alderman Antonio French of the 21st Ward of the City of St. Louis; Bob Duffy, associate editor of the St. Louis Beacon; and Ilene Berman, local artist and educator.

To hear a discussion taped Tuesday on the issue from St. Louis Public Radio's St. Louis on the Air, click here.

The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, 3716 Washington Boulevard.

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