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InspireSTL Week 3

VINTAGE COMMERCIALS—We’ve come a long way, baby! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChaRHzB2EpQ Ivory Snow laundry detergent. What audience is it targeting? Biased/offensive? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EBUi0Uod7xU Folgers. What audience is it targeting? Biased/offensive? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=en4muUSIRT4 McDonald’s. What audience is it targeting? Biased/offensive? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WMrRd6MYJP8 Kool-Aid. What audience is it targeting? Biased/offensive? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=80GYLwgVxQs Virginia Slims. What audience is it targeting?…

InspireSTL 2017: Week 2

This week we are focused on marketing and creating our own successful product/food truck. We have some ads to watch, some info to share, and an activity planned. Here are some links to help you out. This week’s presentation. Amazon Grocery (can help you find food prices/estimates) Costco (can help…

InspireSTL Day 1

Each summer, Civitas works with students from InspireSTL on a different issue. This year we are going to look at advertising, fake news, & perceptions of St. Louis. To kick it off, we have a lovely presentation put together by Stephanie. (Click here for the presentation) As the program progresses,…

Global Democracy Workshop this Sat!

Citizens for Global Solutions will be joining us at the Civitas office this Saturday (May 10) for a presentation by Dr. Robert Flax of Saybrook University from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Many people become fixated with the day-to-day challenges of international relations, but few take time for a bird’s-eye view…

Photos from Day 4 of Urban Go-Team

The last day of Go-Team was reserved for learning about mental health and de-stressing. Here are photos from that day.

James Comey Senate Testimony Watch Party

Join Civitas this Thursday, May 8 for a special watch party. We will be viewing the former FBI director’s senate testimony. (Why is this a big deal? Read a nice summary on The Guardian by clicking here.) The viewing will be at the Civitas office (map here) starting at 9…

Photos from Day 3 of Go-Team

The first half of the day was in the Thomas Eagleton building which has a strict no photo policy. Later on we split into two groups, one did street polling and one went to the Missouri History Museum. Here are photos from the 3rd day of Go-Team.  

Resources for Day 3 of Urban Go-Team

Day 3 was a full and exciting day. We started at the Thomas Eagleton Court House, then we had an impromptu discussion at the Confederate Monument in Forest Park, and lastly we split up into two groups. One group did street polling at the Delmar Loop and the other group…

Photos from Urban Go-Team Day 2

Here are photos from our Radioactive Tour day. Resources for the day can be found here.

Urban Studies 2017: Student Blog 1

Every year, Civitas asks for students to share their thoughts during Go-Team. We’re going to compile what we get and share them in our blog online. Here are some thoughts from Reece about Urban Go-Team Day 1. Visiting the Creve Coeur Police Department, was an enlightening experience. As a black…