Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition
Initiated by Kirkwood United Methodist Church

CREATING A COMMUNITY OF UNITY THROUGH PROMOTION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

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 intentionally inclusive of ALL PEOPLE interested in promoting social justice. All are welcome to attend monthly meetings and be a part of the coalition.
 
MEETINGS
Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at 12:00 noon at Kirkwood UMC. Kirkwood UMC (201 W. Adams Ave, 63122) serves as the host for our monthly meetings.
Fall meeting are scheduled for November 11 and December 9, 2018.
All are invited and welcome to attend who are willing to adhere to the KSJC’s Team Values.
 

COALITION VALUES

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

COMMUNITY EFFORTS

The Coalition works to advance the cause of racial justice and harmony through…

  • Offering the YWCA program Witnessing Whiteness to help white people better understand racism      and white privilege. For more information, CLICK HERE.
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  • Supporting and attending the annual Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association-      sponsored Kirkwood Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration at Kirkwood High School
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  • Coordinating & Hosting Prayer Services, including the 10th Anniversary Kirkwood City Hall Shooting     Memorial Service at Kirkwood UMC
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  • Supporting and attending the annual Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association-      sponsored “Pride in the Park” celebration
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  • Establishing relationships with other community groups, individuals and resources
 
FUTURE EVENTS
 
Hands on Kirkwood
Saturday, October 6
Coffee & Donuts @ 8:00am; Opening Gathering @ 8:30am; event lasts all morning!
Kirkwood Baptist Church (211 N. Woodlawn)
A one-day mission blitz of the local community when every member of the community is encouraged and empowered to serve!
Hosted by Kirkwood Baptist Church
 
 
Tom Schweizer presents “What it Means to Be White & Privileged”
Sunday, Oct 14
6:30 – 8:00pm
Kirkwood UMC (201 W. Adams)
Born and raised in STL, Tom began studying and learning about diversity and inclusion in 1992.  Now 68-years old, Tom serves as a Non-Violence 365 Ambassador and has facilitated hundreds of workshops and programs. Join Tom for a time of learning, questioning and discussion. Hosted by Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition
 
 
Mobilizing the Faithful Workshop: “Exploring the Health Disparities in STL”       Monday, October 22
7:00 – 8:30pm
St. Peter’s Catholic Church (243 W. Argonne Dr)
Utilizing the results of the 2014 For the Sake Of All report, this workshop will deepen your understanding of and response to the disparities in health between African-Americans (blacks) and European-Americans (whites) in STL. Hosted by St. Peter’s Catholic Church & Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition
 
Witnessing Whiteness Small Group Study
January – May 2019
Day & Time TBD
Kirkwood UMC (201 W. Adams Ave)
Utilizing Shelly Tochluk’s book, this YWCA sponsored program provides white people 18 and older a small group learning experience which provides learning and space for discussion regarding racism and work white people can do in order to address racism in our modern culture.  Hosted by Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition, Kirkwood UMC & YWCA
 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Jeanie Webdell @ 573.754.0943