Lunch and Learn with Mike Jones
“Overcoming Obstacles to Create Community”—an ongoing project of the Racial Justice Committee

Lunch and Learn with Mike Jones

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Place: Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, 7401 Delmar Blvd., 63130
Plenty of street parking available.

Mike Jones is well-known as a columnist for the St. Louis American. He has more than 30 years’ experience specializing in public policy development and implementation. He has served in senior executive positions for previous mayors of St. Louis City and St. Louis County executives, and currently serves on the Missouri State Board of Education.

Mike Jones will speak about the role of white allies in the quest for racial and economic justice, and will give his perspective on the danger of “white moderates” that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called out in his famous letter from the Birmingham jail. Two short readings are suggested in preparation for this meeting. Please read Dr. King's letter and consider his remarks about the role of the “white moderate.”  In addition, Jones recommends “The Space Traders,” a short story by Derrick Bell. See links to these readings below.

Please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Attendance is limited to 30 people. Let us know you're coming.

Please join us as we continue to explore racial injustice and the roles that we play in it. If you have questions, please contact Jeanne Bubb at or Barbara Finch at

King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail:

"The Space Traders"

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