A Red Circle
Snapshot of the Organization
- Founded in March, 2017 with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
- Mission Statement: the holistic betterment of our community; reversing the effects of racism one person and cause at a time
- Focus areas: employment, education, holistic living, policy, and the arts
- Concerns: income inequality, educational achievement and discipline practices, access to healthy, affordable food, civic engagement and economic justice, exposure to and enjoyment of the arts
- Serves zip codes 63121, 63133, 63134, 63135, 63136, 63137, 63138, 63140, 63031, 63033, 63034, and 63042
- Serves school districts Normandy Collaborative Schools, Jennings School District, Riverview Gardens School District, Ferguson-Florissant School District, and Hazelwood School District.
ACLU of Missouri
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri defends civil liberties and the principles of equality and justice in Missouri through its litigation, legislative and public education programs. The ACLU was founded in 1920 as the first public interest law firm of its kind, and is recognized as the country’s foremost advocate of individual rights. We base our work largely on the Bill of Rights—the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution—which, along with state and federal laws, protects certain fundamental rights of individuals against the power of the government and will of the majority. Rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
Alliance for Interracial Dignity
We, The Alliance, are bringing the community together by learning from our collective past, challenging the racial status quo, and building a stronger community.
The Alliance for Interracial Dignity is committed to building a socially just community. The Alliance addresses issues of racial equity with the belief that making progress in this critical area will open the door to ending other forms of oppression.
Equity requires that everyone has a voice and that diverse voices inform what our community looks and feels like across all aspects of life. This is particularly true of opportunities for civic leadership, employment, education, housing, entertainment, and recreation.
We meet on the second Thursday of the month at rotating locations. Please join us! See the calendar for details.
Anti-Racist Collective (ARC)
The Anti-Racist Collective (STL-ARC) works to become a force for mutual work among whites doing anti-racist organizing in our ongoing, multiracial, multinational movement-building.
Empower Missouri advocates for the well-being of all Missourians through civic leadership, education and research.
Empower Missouri envisions Missouri becoming a more just, equitable and democratic society that assures every person’s health, safety, security, independence, human rights, dignity and the opportunity to reach full potential.
Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU)
Missouri Jobs for Justice
Missouri Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, labor, student, and religious groups in communities across the state.
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) believes that Missouri is positioned at a unique intersection of economic, climate, and racial injustice. We believe that as corporate power continues its unabated expansion and the gap between the rich and the poor widens, there has never been a better time for our low-income communities to come together and fight back.
MORE seeks to be a powerful organization of low- and moderate-income people building power in our communities. We strive to transcend divisions of class, age and race as we envision and build the more just, sustainable world in which we would like to live.
Organization for Black Struggle (OBS)
THE ORGANIZATION FOR BLACK STRUGGLE was founded in 1980 by activists, students, union organizers and other community members in order to fill a vacuum left by the assaults on the Black Power Movement.
OUR VISION: To contribute to the creation of a society free of all forms of exploitation and oppression.
OUR MISSION: To build a movement that fights for political empowerment, economic justice and the cultural dignity of the African-American community, especially the Black working class.
OUR PROGRAM: Our program is based upon the Black Freedom Agenda that was introduced at the founding of the Black Radical Congress in 1998 and ratified in 1999.
Show Me 15
St. Louis fast-food workers have come together to form the Mid-South Organizing Committee to fight for fair wages and the right to form a union without retaliation. We are workers from more than 15 fast food chains in St. Louis, who are making tremendous profits, but do not pay employees like us enough to survive – enough to support our families and to cover basic needs like food, health care, rent and transportation.
South City Solidarity
South City Solidarity aims to foster a progressive activist community in St. Louis neighborhoods around the rallying cry #BlackLivesMatter. Based in South City, open to all.
The Ethics Project
The mission of The Ethics Project is to improve the well-being of our youth and strengthen our community by addressing the impact of crime, incarceration and injustice on children, families and the community as a whole.
The Justice Institute of St. Louis
The MISSION of the Justice Institute is to build a network of leaders, teachers, and students, in St. Louis to motivate and empower grassroots activists through political education and training.
West County Community Action Network (WE CAN)
The West County Community Action Network (WE CAN) is a coalition of people who live and work in West County, St. Louis and who seek to promote justice for all. WE CAN emerged from a response in West County to the call of The Movement birthed from the events in Ferguson.
Women's Group on Race Relations
Mission: To increase & improve race relations in all aspects of life in St. Louis
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Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice
Women’s Voices achieves our mission through education and advocacy. Our program committee selects a variety of knowledgeable speakers to provide information on a variety of social justice issues. Programs are held on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, at 7 p.m. at The Heights (Maplewood-Richmond Heights Community Center), 8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights 63117. Programs are open to the public, free of charge, and guests are welcome.