Lunch & Learn with Erica Williams of A Red Circle
“Overcoming Obstacles to Create Community”—an ongoing project of the Racial Justice Committee
Lunch & Learn with Erica Williams of A Red Circle

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Kirkwood United Methodist Church
201 W Adams Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122

“Racism, Up Close and Personal,” will be the topic of discussion with speaker, Erica R. Williams. Williams is the executive director of A Red Circle, a collaborative not-for-profit organization based in north St. Louis County which is currently focused on access to healthy food and educational improvement throughout the north county area. A Red Circle’s goal is “the holistic betterment of our community, reversing the effects of racism one person and cause at a time.” Williams will describe how decades of systemic and institutional racism have affected both individuals and communities in the north county area, and outline collaborative ways and steps that can be taken to improve the lives of the people who live there. She will share both personal stories and ideas for improving public policy. A question-and-answer session will follow the program.

Williams has BA and MBA degrees from Maryville University and is currently finishing her PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. In addition to directing the work of A Red Circle, she chairs the Food Systems Work Group for the Missouri Council on Activity and Nutrition and serves as treasurer for Missouri Health Care for All. She was recently named an “unsung shero” by the Coalition for Human Rights. In May, A Red Circle will receive the “What’s Right With The Region” award from Focus St. Louis in the “Emerging Initiatives” category.

The March 27 Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice and Kirkwood United Methodist Church. Bring your lunch (water will be provided) and join us in the Wood Room at Kirkwood United Methodist Church, 201 West Adams in Kirkwood, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Event is open to the public, free of charge. Questions about the March 27 program may be directed to: racialjustice@womensvoicesraised.org.

Find our more about A Red Circle here: https://aredcircle.org/

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