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
TUES, FEB 25
6:30PM – 8:30PM
STL INTER-FAITH COMMITTEE ON LATIN AMERICA ACCOMPANIMENT TRAINING
KIRKWOOD UCC (1603 DOUGHERTY FERRY ROAD, 63122)
Learn how you can support the STL immigrant community by standing alongside individuals in need of help during their ICE/immigration check-ins. ICE Accompaniment Program Training takes place at Kirkwood UCC (address above). Come, learn and discern how to best stand in solidarity with your neighbors! You do NOT have to speak a language other than English to attend nor do you need to be clergy to participate!
All are welcome!

 
Sat, March 14
Beginning at 6:15pm
Second Saturday Social Justice Movie Night:
Moonlight
Kirkwood UMC
201 W. Adams Ave, 63122
NOTE: Moonlight is rated R for drug use, brief violence, sexuality and language
Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, this 2016 Academy Award winning coming-of-age film tells three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood is shaped by the family, friends and communities that surround him.

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

 

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