“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.
February – Act! Do Something!
- February always marks Black History Month. Plan to attend “Lift Every Voice,” the Black history month celebration of the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus at Powell Symphony Hall. For tickets, call 314-434-1700 or visit slso.org.
- Shop at Black owned businesses. In addition to retail shopping, please be aware that there are many fine Black professionals in St. Louis….physicians, dentists, health care professionals and attorneys.
- Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at one of the many Black-owned restaurants in the St. Louis area. Do a Google or Yelp search and you’re sure to find many excellent restaurants.
- Attend and enjoy a play at the Black Rep …better yet, buy season tickets!
- Sign a petition. Attend a vigil. Protest. Show up! Many activities are listed on the Women’s Voices website.
- Volunteer to work with a direct service organization that benefits the Black community. One suggestion: volunteer for Beyond Housing. This comprehensive community development organization helps struggling communities become better places to live. Another important organization is A Red Circle, a new non-profit in North County whose mission statement is the holistic betterment of our community; reversing the effects of racism one person and cause at a time.
- Attend an event sponsored by St. Louis’s Anti-Racism Organizing Collective.