Saturday, Sept. 14
10 a.m. - noon
Sherman Park Football Field (corner of North Kingshighway and Martin Luther King Drive)
Gather with members of our diocese along with citizens of St. Louis City and County, especially bereft mothers and family members, to show our deep concern over the tragic shooting deaths of children , teens and adults in our city.
The Reverend Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister, Justice and Local Church Ministries, United Church of Christ and St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones are coming together with dozens of women clergy, civic and nonprofit leaders to call for change.
Rev. Blackmon explains her call to action: “The pain of our communities is spilling over and the blood is filling our streets. The cries of our children, and of mothers who have been organizing and crying out on behalf of our children in our communities for years, compel us to show up in massive numbers and renew our commitment, presence and support until our children’s laughter replaces our lament, freedom to play replaces fear, and our streets are once again safe to dwell in.”
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is a sponsor of this event.