“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.
April – Build Relationships and Coalitions
Reach out to allies from churches, schools, clubs, civic groups, police, and the media. Gather ideas and get everyone involved. Women’s Voices works in partnership with many other organizations. Join one of our committees to get more involved and work with friends.
- Attend a meeting of a group you want to learn more about.
- Visit a black church. For locations, Google “Where is the nearest black church?”
- Participate in a Black Lives Matter vigil or other event.
- Enroll in a Witnessing Whiteness study group.
- Join the St. Louis Coalition for Human Rights.
- Visit the Organization for Black Struggle website and learn about this group’s priorities.
- Visit the West County Action Network (WE CAN). They schedule frequent Black Lives Matter vigils at different locations throughout the area.
- Visit the Forward Through Ferguson website and learn about the meaningful work of this grassroots organization.
- Learn about the International Institute of St. Louis and the many ways that it is helping immigrants and refugees in our city.