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! 

You can support victimized communities.

  • Attend the screening of For Ahkeem at Eliot Chapel at 7:00 pm, Fri., Feb. 22, 2019.
  • After a visit to the Old Courthouse to learn about the Dred Scott case, head over to the Field House for their special exhibit “Foundations of Freedom.” Roswell Field was the attorney for Scott: Foundations of Freedom follows the landmark case on its journey to the United States Supreme Court with attention to slavery in Missouri, freedom suits, the contributions of the attorney for the Scott family, Roswell Field, and the rise of national discussions on slavery and citizenship.
    This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Missouri Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday noon-4 634 South Broadway 63102 https://fieldhousemuseum.org/exhibits/
  • Make plans to go to Mt. Olive with Women’s Voices to visit the Mother Jones Museum and grave site on Weds., April 17, 2019. Details coming soon.
  • Purchase items from a Black owned business. Know that there are many fine African American professionals in St. Louis…..physicians, dentists, health care professionals and attorneys.
  • Treat yourself to a 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…or buy season tickets!
  • Black history month begins Friday, February 1, 2019. Attend and enjoy “Lift Every Voice,” the Black history month celebration of the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus, Feb. 22 at Powell Hall. For tickets, call 314-434-1700 or visit www.slso.org.
  • Plan now to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day every January each year. These events occur throughout the city and include the annual Freedom March.
  • Sign a petition. Attend a vigil. Show up!
  • Be a volunteer. One suggestion….volunteer for Beyond Housing. This comprehensive community development organization helps struggling communities become better places to live. Another opportunity to volunteer and make a difference is with A Red Circle, a new non-profit organization 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.