A Red Circle
 

Focus St. Louis What’s Right with the Region – A Red Circle is a 2019 Honoree –Emerging Initiatives. https://www.focus-stl.org/2019/03/01/wrwr-honorees/ Congratulations to all the honorees!  

A Red Circle

A Red Circle, located in Wellston, Missouri at the Stl Partnership Business Center, was founded to address racial injustice and inequality in the North St. Louis County region (“North County”). Our service zip codes are: 63121, 63133, 63134, 63135, 63136, 63137, 63138, 63140, 63031, 63033, 63034, and 63042. Our five focus areas are: employment, education, holistic living, policy, and the arts.
The 2019 brochure is available here

 

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"The best way to visualize A Red Circle is to consider north St. Louis County ("North County"), its primary demographic, and its economic health. Where do you start? With schools that need funding, with vacant homes that need purchasing for tax revenue to fund the schools? With adults who need jobs and income to purchase the homes that fund the schools? With healthier food options to attract new businesses to hire the people who need jobs to buy the homes to fund the schools? With increasing the arts availability which adds flavor to everything? It's a circle, with no true beginning and no end. These disparities are the product of systemic and structural racism, but all blood is red."
- Founder and Executive Director Erica R. Williams


Announcements

  • On March 30, 2019 at 5 p.m., A Red Circle is hosting a Healing for the Homeless dinner and care package giveaway at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 1425 Stein Road, Ferguson, MO  63135.  Email us at [email protected] if you would like to participate.
 
  •  April 6, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.  Helping All Children Learn: Dyslexia and HB 2379 - Join A Red Circle and Rotaract during St. Louis University's Atlas Week to learn and discuss how dyslexia and the inability to read in general impacts children. You will hear from area educators, doctors, policymakers, and parents during this interactive event. Julius Anthony of St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature and Jeffrey and Pamela Blair of EyeSeeMee Book Store will be our moderators for the day. Breakfast will be served at 8:30; the program begins at 9 a.m.   Click here to procure tickets for a $5 minimum donation to support educational programming.
 
  • Plans are underway to open our first Healthy Community Market in the Village of Riverview on May 25, 2019!  It will feature a farmer's market, nutrition education by area professionals, cooking demos, music, fitness activities, a butterfly garden, and more!  The Market will run from May through October on the final Saturday of each month.  Hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stay tuned for details!
 
  • We are seeking Corporate Sponsors for our Healthy Community Market.  Each sponsor's logo will be included in the banner that will hang at the Market's entrance! Click here to download the sponsorship package.
 
  • Be sure to sign up for our Newsletter to stay tuned on the community betterment happenings of A Red Circle. Read the latest issue of The Quarterly Circle now!

...because all blood is red