Last year, a BBC documentary created a remarkable opportunity to address divisions in the region around race, economic privilege, and St. Louis history.
Many years now a partner with the Missouri History Museum, the ADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute created a community-building curriculum using the documentary as a focal point for discussion. Literally hundreds of small dialogue and community groups are now using the Delmar Divide to better understand division in the community and establish opportunities for problem-solving at the grassroots level. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the ADL and the Missouri History Museum have collaborated on St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide, a new way to identify and fund small community projects that will address the issue of division on any number of levels. For more information, contact the office at 314-721-1270.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17361995 (Franz Strasser, 2012)