Deep Canvassing: Building Relationships and Walking Our Talk

The July 16 Break the Pipeline mass meeting looked a little different than the regular meeting. First, we changed venues. Thank you to Rev. Karen Anderson for inviting us to Ward Chapel AME in Florissant. Second, we walked..a lot!

July 16 was our first official canvass. We visited with the residents of Spanish Cove Apartments, knocking on 137 doors and leaving literature at them all. We had over 30 great conversations with folks covering conditions in the complex, what the neighborhood is like and the impact of the school to prison pipeline on families.

We were able to share about our work with school districts, the police and the juvenile courts. It’s always satisfying to share with folks what people of faith and conscience are doing beyond charity. They are always excited to hear someone is working to change systems and not merely accommodate and help people cope with them. We even met a few folks who are interested in working with us!

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Susan Sneed