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The Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative, Pax Christi USA and the Institute for Peace and Justice held an engaging and enlightening discussion, Exploring White Nationalism, with Rev. Joseph A. Brown, SJ, Ph.D. and over 200 participants. Please share this video with those eager to expand their understanding of this topic.  

upcoming events: 



St. Matthew’s and Claver House: A Catholic Presence in North St. Louis :: June, 1, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Incarnate Word Catholic Church (Watson Room), 13416 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017, 314-576-5366.

Learn how St. Matthew’s Church and its ministry—an intentional community called the Claver House— are serving The Ville, a historic African-American neighborhood located in North St. Louis. 

Juneteenth Celebration, Diversity Awareness Partnership :: June 6, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Busch Stadium Conference Center (Clark Avenue)

Join this Diversity Awareness Partnership presentation to learn the history of Juneteenth, examples of direct action and opposition to slavery, and the myriad lessons we can draw from the past to help us continue working in solidarity with all marginalized communities in 2023 and beyond. Every year, Juneteenth provides an opportunity to uplift the resilience, courage, and ingenuity of the people who lived through slavery in the U.S. and fought for liberation. On Tuesday, June 6th, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Diversity Awareness Partnership invites our community to join us for a presentation and discussion about the profound ways in which Juneteenth sheds light on present-day injustices and resistance efforts as well. We hope you will join us to learn more about the history of Juneteenth, examples of direct action and opposition to slavery, and the myriad lessons that we can draw from the past to help us continue working in solidarity with all marginalized communities in 2023 and beyond. In the words of Emma Lazarus, “Until we are all free, we are none of us free.” Or, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put it, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Together, we can create a vision of a future free of injustice, a future in which all of us are truly free.

Juneteenth Keynote, Missouri History Museum :: June 15, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a riveting nine-generation family migration story from Texas to Missouri. Vanessa Slaughter, a native St. Louisan, will join Jim Vincent of the St. Louis African American History & Genealogy Society in a fireside chat to trace her family’s legacy to Galveston, Texas, in the 1860s. Each generation builds on the foundation of love, community, and freedom to give us inspiration to dig into our own family histories and celebrate Juneteenth as a community. The evening will kick off with a brief presentation about the history and meaning of the Juneteenth holiday by Dr. Geoff K. Ward of Washington University in St. Louis and will end with a live performance by the Community Gospel Choir of St. Louis, inspiring us to look deep into our own family legacies of migration, freedom, and community love. Come early to enjoy happy hour with food and drink available for purchase. Explore genealogical and family research at our resource tables, learn more about the African American History Initiative, and visit the #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis banner show. You can also add your own family’s origin and migration stories on our community map.

Forgive Us Our Trespasses Maafa Procession  ::  June 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Archdiocese of St. Louis Forgive Us Our Trespasses Maafa Procession on June 17th, 2023 from 9am-12pm. 

Click here for event flier or more details may be found at


For more information on the the location of Maafa Commemorations and their dates, please see International Coalition to Commemorate the African Ancestors of the Middle Passage ICCAAMP

Juneteenth Family Sunday Event, St. Louis Art Museum, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate Juneteenth with this lively Family Sunday event that includes performances and an art-making activity celebrating Black artists in the collection.

Faith & Racial Healing Registration (Summer 2023) : Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Faith & Racial Healing (FRH) will be hosted by St. Catherine Laboure, in-person at SCL and via Zoom, this summer, May 24-August 23, 2023. Don't miss this chance to engage with other Christians in the difficult and essential conversations on race and reconciliation. SCL asks participants to contribute $25 to offset the cost of the program. Click here for event flier and registration information.


Monthly CRJC meetings are held by Zoom. Email for meeting link. 

June 27, 2023, 6pm 

July 25, 2023, 6pm 

August 22, 2023, 6pm 

Area Vigils:

3rd Fridays  |  5-6pm  Manchester & Kingshighway (The Grove)

Vigil for BLM and racial justice

Join the St. Cronan faith community for a monthly vigil for Black lives every third Friday.


Friday  |  1pm  First Friday Prayer Vigil - VIRTUAL

On the First Friday of each month, Catholic Mobilizing Network holds a Virtual Prayer Vigil to lament upcoming executions and bear witness to the inviolable dignity of all human life. These virtual spaces offer a place to pray together as a faith community in response to the injustice of the death penalty.


Tuesdays  |  5-6pm (winter hours)
Eliot Chapel (Kirkwood)

Third Fridays | 5-6pm

Corner of Manchester & Kingshighway (The Grove)

Saturdays  | 11:30am-12:30pm
Rotating West County sites (WE CAN)

Past Collaborative Events:

Black catholic history: Vision, Voice, and Vigilance   

A CRJC webinar and discussion exploring Black Catholic leaders whose vision, voice and vigilance still speak to us today. Recorded on February 28, 2021.

Sunday, October 31  Catholic Racial Justice Sunday 

An observance of Catholic teaching affirming love of all neighbors and a commitment to racial equity. 
Event materials are available for all to use. 

October 16, 2021 The Giftedness of Black Spirituality  
CRJC and Aquinas Institute of Theology invite you to join this free webinar on the theology of Black spirituality. Keynote speaker, Dr. Valerie Lewis-Mosley, DMin. will explore the roots of Black Spirituality, how it enriches the Church and empowers our faith. Learn more.

June 2020  Standing for Justice Prayer Vigil

St. Louis Review article covering the event can be found here

October 2019  Conference on Hope in the Struggle against Racism

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