ONE state, ONE city

Stephanie Koh, a sophomore majoring in anthropology in Arts & Sciences and a member of “ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History,” receives a proclamation from Gov. Matt Blunt declaring Missouri a “State of ONE” in the fight against extreme global poverty during a Sept. 6 event in the Women’s Building Lounge. Koh also received a proclamation from St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay declaring St. Louis a “City of ONE.” A member of the Alliance of Students Against Poverty (ASAP), Koh helped organize the event, which ASAP and ONE co-hosted to raise awareness and to encourage Americans to get active in the fight against global disease and extreme poverty. ONE is a coalition of millions of Americans and more than 100 of the nation’s leading relief, humanitarian and advocacy organizations. Missouri is the country’s ninth state to join the ONE campaign and St. Louis is the country’s 120th city of ONE. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton was among the speakers at the ONE Missouri event.