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.
  • 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?”
  • Visit the West County Action Network (WE CAN). Among their activities you will find a Black Lives Matter Vigil schedule taking place every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. at different locations.

April 25, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM at UMSL – J.C. Penney Conference Center
Keynote Speaker: Richard Rothstein,
Economic Policy Institute Research Fellow and bestselling author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America