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.
 
 

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, Feb 8
6:15 – 8:30pm
Second Saturday Social Justice Movie Night:
Blackkkansman
Kirkwood UMC
201 W. Adams Ave, 63122

NOTE: Blackkklansman is rated R for language throughout, including racial epithets, & for disturbing/violent material & some sexual references

Written & directed by Spike Lee, this 2018 drama tells the story of Det. Ron Stallworth, the first black officer to serve in the Colorado Springs PD. Stallworth sets out on a mission: to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Working with Det. Flip Zimmerman, the pair begin the undercover investigation of a lifetime in order to take down the extremist hate group.

Pizza, popcorn, & drinks provided FREE. All are welcome & invited to attend!

 
 

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