What is your congregation/organization: I am connected with two organizations that support MCU: Webster United Methodist Justice Team and The Alliance for Interracial Dignity in 63119 (AID).
How long have you been involved with MCU: My involvement with MCU began in 2016 with the Right to Vote campaign.
What was the first issue or activity you took part in: I coordinated the participation of WUM members in phone banking to defeat the constitutional amendment requiring official photo I.D. to vote.
What are you doing now with MCU: Currently I am involved in two efforts: Break the School to Prison Pipeline, specifically the focus on the MOU between the Webster Groves School District and the Webster Groves Police Department; and, working for passage of Amendment 1 (CLEAN MO) and Proposition B (Raise Up MO).
Why does working with MCU matter to you: I returned to St. Louis just as the tragedy in Ferguson unfolded which broadened and deepened my consciousness of racial injustices in the St. Louis area. As a person of faith, I felt called to engage in efforts focused on systemic change to bring about social justice in St. Louis and beyond. MCU meets that call.