Local Social Justice Events

 

Women Against Registry National Conference

Women Against Registry seeks to educate Americans about the dangers and damage to American society caused by excessive sexual offense registries and work for change.

August 17-19
Location in Maryland Heights TBD
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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Monthly Meeting

Hear the latest updates on how to take action in large and small ways to end gun violence in our country.

Saturday, August 18  |  10-11:30am
Pilgrim Congregational Church (Central West End)
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Tuesday, August 21  |  7-8:30pm
inStep Church (St. Charles)
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Kirkwood Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join the West County Community Action Network for their monthly vigil

Saturday, August 18  |  11:30am
Kirkwood City Hall
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Youth Undoing Institutional Racism Open House

Come learn about this new organization and expectations for members. As they work to address racism in the Criminal Justice and Education systems, they look for possible partners.

Sunday, August 19  |  3-4pm
5249 Delmar (University City)
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End Racism Discussion Group

Watch and then discuss the TED Talk “The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Monday, August 20  |  7-8:30pm
Ethical Society of St. Louis (Brentwood)
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Summer Social Justice Cinema

A showing of a movie about immigrants and refugees

Tuesday, August 21  |  7pm
Gethsemane Lutheran Church (South City)
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Major! Film Screening and Q&A

A documentary film that explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

Thursday, August 23  |  6-9pm
The Stage at KDHX (Midtown)
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Project Clean Sweep

Hundreds of volunteers will come together for a large-scale clean up to jump-start local area neighborhoods.

Saturday, August 25  | 9am-3pm
Walnut Park neighborhood
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Community Canvass

Building trust in the Walnut Park neighborhood with the St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission

Saturdays, August 25  |  10am-1pm
Walnut Park Neighborhood (North City)
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Justice Fleet: Radical Forgiveness

Created and curated by guest artist Dr. Amber Johnson, the pop-up exhibit engages community members in a dialogue that reimagines the “social” in social justice.

Saturday, August 25  |  11am-2pm
St. Louis Public Library Baden Branch (North City)
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Northside Trap Run

One-mile walk, 5K walk/run, and festival aimed at empowering north city neighborhoods and unifying grassroots, civic, educational, commercial, and residential efforts to bridge the city’s north-south divide.

Sunday, August 26  |  8am
Northside Community Housing (North City)
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Workers Rights Workshop

Organizer Amanda Tello will walk us through worker rights info, as well as ways in which businesses can be prepared for ICE raids.

Wednesday, August 29  |  6pm
MIRA (St. Louis City)
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Pick the City UP Tour Finale

Saint Louis Story Stitchers bring their unique brand of urban storytelling about public health issues St. Louis cares about including gun violence prevention. Pay tribute, join the fun, and make a difference.

Friday, August 31  |  7pm
.ZACK (Midtown)
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People of Faith Pilgrimage

The North City Deanery Interracial Relations Committee and the Peace & Justice Commission of the Archdiocese invite all to gather as one for their 3rd annual pilgrimage in The Ville neighborhood.

Saturday, September 8  |  9:30am-12:30pm
St. Matthew the Apostle (North City)
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Break the Pipeline Mass Meeting

MCU’s monthly meeting for working to break the school-to-prison pipeline

Tuesday, September 11  |  6:30-8pm
Central Reform Congregation (Central West End)
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Religious Diversity Seminar: Making Room for All Paths

Diversity Awareness Partnership’s professional development seminars present current trends and strategies to help professionals respond to their employees’ needs.

Thursday, September 13  |  8-11am
Nestle Purina (Downtown)
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DeRay McKesson – On The Other Side of Freedom

Join the internationally recognized civil rights leader and host of the podcast Pod Save the People for a timely conversation on culture, social justice, and politics. Tickets required.

Thursday, September 13  |  7pm
Union Avenue Christian Church (Central West End)
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Immaculee Ilibagiza Mini-Retreat

New York Times bestselling author of “Left to Tell” brings her message of forgiveness, healing, and hope after surviving the Rwandan Genocide.

Friday-Saturday, September 14-15
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (South City)
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2018 Missouri Poverty Summit

Join Missourians to End Poverty and difference-makers from across the state for a day of community-centered dialogue

Thursday, September 20  |  9am-4pm
Jefferson City
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Amnesty International Midwest Regional Conference

Amnesty members and other human rights activists will continue their tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, and hands-on skill-building workshops, as well as shaping the policies of the organization.

Saturday, October 20  |  9am-6pm
Red Lion Hotel (Downtown)
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Housing Empowers 2018 Annual Conference

The theme of this 117th annual conference is the impact of affordable housing

Saturday, November 17  |  Time TBD
Columbia, Missouri
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