Overcoming Obstacles to Create Community


Ways to Fight Hate, Ignorance and Fear

The past few years have been extremely challenging. Those of us in the white community have become aware of the ugly racism experienced by our black and brown neighbors. Our eyes are being opened to the brutal realities of injustice and inequity.

While we believe that the ultimate answers to these problems can only be found by changing the institutional and systemic policies that shape these inequities, we also believe that we are not powerless. There are things that we can do to change ourselves, and ultimately to change our community.

“Overcoming Obstacles to Create Community” is an initiative of the Women’s Voices’ Racial Justice Committee.  Each month, we’ll provide timely, concrete ideas and suggestions you can include in your daily lives.  

January—Educate Yourself  

February—Act! Do Something!

MarchDig Deeper…It Begins with Me

April—Build Relationships and Coalitions

May—Speak Up!

June—Support Victims

July—Pressure Leaders

August—Be Aware of and Work to Eliminate Systemic Racism

September—Teach Acceptance

October—Stay Engaged

Please join us. We can overcome obstacles; we can create a better, inclusive, more loving and more just community for all of us in St. Louis.


Adapted for St. Louis from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Ten Ways to Fight Hate