Kirkwood Social Justice Coalition
Initiated by Kirkwood UMC

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 monthly meetings.
All who are willing to adhere to the KSJC’s Team Values are invited and welcome to attend meetings.
 
Upcoming meetings are scheduled for…
 

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 KSJC works to advance racial justice and harmony through…
 
* Offering the YWCA’sWitnessing Whiteness to help white people better understand racism and white privilege. For more information, CLICK HERE.
 
* Supporting and attending the annual Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association-sponsored Kirkwood Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Kirkwood High School
 
* Coordinating & Hosting Prayer Services, including the 10th Anniversary Kirkwood City Hall Shooting Memorial Service at Kirkwood UMC
 
* Supporting and attending the annual Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association-sponsored “Pride in the Park” celebration
 
* Establishing relationships with other community groups, individuals and resources
 
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED RIGHT NOW
 
* Check out Harvard’s Project Implicit and take various Implicit Social Bias Tests
to discover and explore your own implicit biases towards various social biases. 

* Check out Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association’s website and consider ways you can personally and communally get involved in the Kirkwood area.

* Check out the Kirkwood Community for Understanding and Hope (CFUH), which sponsors a Book Club (which meets monthly) as well as special events and activities throughout the year. 

* Check out Kirkwood Area Every Child Promise, which seeks “to ensure all Kirkwood area children and their families are prepared for success as they enter kindergarten.” 

 
FUTURE EVENTS
 
Sat, Aug 10
6:30 – 8:30pm
Second Saturday Social Justice Movie Night: 42

Kirkwood UMC
201 W. Adams Ave, 63122
This 2013 biographical film follows the story of Brooklyn Dodgers’ star Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), signed to play for the team by manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) in 1946. Defying major league baseball’s notorious color barrier, both Robinson and Rickey stand in the firing line of the public, the press and other players as Robinson faces open racism. Robinson demonstrates true courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, allowing his amazing skills and talent to speak for him!
 
As always, pizza, popcorn, and drinks served.
All are welcome and invited to attend!
 
 

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