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November 2019


November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Vashon High School, 3035 Cass Ave
St. Louis, MO 63106 United States
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Mark your calendar NOW: MCU Public Meeting: #WhenTheySeeUsSTL Changing the narrative around Black Youth and families that are court involved. Register your attendance:  https://bit.ly/2nMsFOy   Our Agenda: Raise the Age NOW!: Join the coalition that passed the law to keep 17 year olds out of adult jails in 2021 BUT we must begin work NOW! Join the demand for local officials to NOT wait until 2021. St. Louis City Commission on Youth and Children: Join the demand to restore the…

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December 2019

Break the Pipeline Orientation

December 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian, 5007 Waterman Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
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What is MCU's Break the Pipeline campaign, and where are we heading in 2020 with it? Come to this orientation to find these things out, and to figure out your part in this work! This is where we make sure the promises at the public meeting are fulfilled. This is especially for you if you are new to MCU or if you've been away awhile...we'll update you on where we are on our education, juvenile justice and voter engagement work and…

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January 2020

Participatory Defense Training

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deaconess Children Center, 1000 North Vandeventer
St. Louis, MO 63113 United States
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Are you willing to partner with St. Louis Youth and families in 2020? Participatory Defense Training January 10 and 11, 2020 We need congregations and community leaders to join as Family Partners by supporting youth and families in court and with their cases. Learn what you can do to ACTIVELY work transformativly with impacted youth and families. Deaconess Center for Child Well Being 1000 North Vandeventer Ave.  St. Louis   63113 9am - 5pm Suggested Donation: $25 Register HERE

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January 2020 Membership Assembly

January 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Northside Family Life Center, 5939 Goodfellow Blvd
St Louis, MO 63147 United States
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MCU is bringing reforms to the Missouri Juvenile Justice System, expanding Medicaid, organizing new communities, and expanding voter and Census participation in 2020. Through it all, we focus on the intersection between race and class as the great dividers in our community – and how a new story can actually bring us together. MCU is doubling our budget, allowing for hiring long-needed staff and expanding to new issues and models. The January 28th Annual Membership Assembly highlights all of these…

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February 2020

Voices of Liberty: MCU and ACLU in Jefferson City

February 12, 2020
State Capital Building, Jefferson City, MO

Join MCU and the ACLU-Missouri on Wednesday, February 12 in Jefferson City for a lobby day. We will be discussing the issues of the school to prison pipeline with our legislators. We will address such issues as: Limiting the number of suspension days Requiring parental notification of restraint and seclusion Eliminating suspension pre-k-3rd grade Requiring representation for juvenile defendants Register for this event HERE to insure you have a lunch and a ride. There will be a bus available as…

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March 2020

We the People 2020 Candidates Forum

March 8, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Macedonia Baptist Church, 1400 East Broadway
East Saint Louis, IL 62201 United States
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Meet the candidates in this forum, which provides them the opportunity to engage with ordinary people who are doing extraordinary work in their communities and allows average citizens to hear the candidates' views on issues that impact their lives. https://www.facebook.com/events/1614453162025842/

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Leadership Development Matters

March 15, 2020 - March 21, 2020

One of the hallmarks of MCU is our dedication to leadership training. We hold trainings throughout the year for our membership, create trainings for individual congregations and participate in national trainings with other affiliates from the Gamaliel Network. Contact an MCU organizer for details.  Mark your calendar for the following: National Leadership Training I: March 15-March 21 Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN   National Leadership Training II: August 8-August 15 San Diego, CA   National Leadership Training III: August 23…

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April 2020

Public Meeting Planning: Starting in April

April 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We will start planning our July public meeting in April. Get on board for these monthly meetings designing and organizing the issues, presenters and public officials who will be present. Strategize on building turnout and changing the world! Watch for more information on exact times and dates.

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Community Call to Action: Protecting Our Community….Lifting Our Voice

April 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Virtual meeting: The Current and Future Impact of COVID-19: Census...Youth...Elections Registration Required: HERE  

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May 2020

Tweet Storm to Save Amendment 1 / CLEAN MO

May 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Defend the Win

Last night at our Community Call to Action several of you committed to work on keeping CLEAN MO/Amendment 1 safe from the Missouri Legislature. They are pushing bills that would destroy all our work to end gerrymandering! We will be joining Jobs with Justice and other allies in a TWEET STORM aimed at legislators on Monday, May 4. A TWEET STORM is a sustained period of tweeting to specific targets….like keeping the phone lines jammed. We’ll be starting with an…

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