Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition

Initiated by Kirkwood United Methodist Church

OUR VISION IS TO CREATE A COMMUNITY OF UNITY

THROUGH PROMOTING SOCIAL JUSTICE

 OUR MISSION STATEMENT:  Promote racial justice through:

  • Building authentic relationships
  • Education and Awareness – “learning from each other”
 
The Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition was formed as a group that is intentionally inclusive of all people interested in social justice. All are welcome to come to the meetings and become a part of the coalition.  
 
MEETINGS: 
Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at noon. Kirkwood United Methodist Church serves as the host space for the Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition’s monthly meetings.
Our next meeting will be August 12, 2018
 
All are invited to attend who are willing to adhere to the Team Values:

TEAM VALUES:

  • Listen first to understand
  • Eliminate injustice, replacing it with love and acceptance
  • Be action oriented
  • Encourage and celebrate diversity
  • Be led through these efforts to serve our neighbor.

COMMUNITY EFFORTS

The Social Justice Coalition has worked to advance the cause of racial justice and harmony through efforts such as:

  • Offered the program Witnessing Whiteness to help white people understand how their lives are privileged
  • Supported and attended the annual Kirkwood Martin Luther King Celebration
  • Hosted and coordinated the Prayer Service following the 10th Anniversary Kirkwood City Hall Shooting Memorial Service
  • Celebrated the ministry of the pastor of St. Matthew’s Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Establishing relationships with other community groups, individuals and resources.

FUTURE EVENTS

     *Greentree Educational Display September 15-16, 2018

     * Participate in the Annual Hands on Kirkwood volunteer work effort on October 6

     *Sponsor an additional Witnessing Whiteness study in January of 2019

     *Offer speakers and programs to provide insights into racial injustice.

      *Next meeting will be on August 12 at noon at the church.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL OR TEXT: Nelda Carlisle-Gray at 314.496.7063