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

Sunday, November 18, 6:30 – 7:45pm
Federal Reserve Bank of STL Sr Advisor & Director of the Center for Household Financial Stability Ray Boshara Speaks
Kirkwood UMC (201 W. Adams Ave, 63122)

Ray Boshara, the Senior Advisor and Director for the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and member of the Peace & Justice Commission will speak at Kirkwood UMC regarding the “Systemic Causes of the Wealth Gap between White & Black Famlies.” Research by the Federal Reserve Bank of STL has found that college educated white people have seen their wealth grow by 86% while college-educated black people have seen their wealth drop by 55%! Why is that? Join Ray and learn more.This event is sponsored by the Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition and is free and open to the public. 
 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Rev. Jeanne Webdell @ 573.754.0943