Racial equity can come through system-wide policy changes.
It can also come through YOU.
Throughout its history, St. Louis has long wrestled with race relations. Today, through the diligent work of the Ferguson Commission, we can better understand our role in making our community more equitable.
Following a familiar book club format, the Catalyst Circle toolkit guides individuals, meeting in a small group over the course of twelve meetings, through a curriculum focused on bringing racial equity into focus. The goal of this work, undertaken by individuals, small groups, and organizations throughout St. Louis, is to raise the level of understanding and identify a path toward racial equity.
By having potentially difficult conversations about race with your friends and family, we can all play a part in stemming the tide of racism. No longer being comfortable remaining a bystander to our community’s racial inequities, this work will equip you to engage in those conversations, to share insights from a mis-matched history, to radically listen to those who are different from you, and to become an individual catalyst for change in our community.
Set forth within each meeting description are suggestions for an article, a book and a video. Your group chooses which learning methods to pursue. You can select all articles, all books, or all videos – or a combination of all three. Each meeting also notes additional learning opportunities and identifies specific cultural resources and dining and entertainment destinations to explore and experience.