Lessons from #Blacklivesmatter - St Louis: A Panel Discussion

Join our panel discussion in which St Louis faith leaders reflect on some lessons they have learned from their engagement with the #Blacklivesmatter movement. The discussion will include an opportunity to ask questions and engage around issues of #Blacklivesmatter and the Gospel, solidarity with the oppressed, and engaging the broader Christian community.


A native of St. Louis, Michelle Higgins is actively engaged in the #BlackLivesMatter movement through participation in civil disobedience, leadership development, logistics, and administrative support in both sacred and secular spaces.

Michelle holds an MDiv at Covenant Theological Seminary. She is a proud supporter of local activism groups MCU (Metropolitan Congregations United), MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) and OBS (the Organization for Black Struggle), through which she has learned a great deal about collaboration and solidarity. She is also the director of Faith for Justice, a Christian advocacy group. She serves as an organizer for the Leadership Development Resource Weekend (LDR Weekend), an annual gathering founded to address the core concerns of dignity, identity, and significance for people of color.

Howie Meloch
Howie is the Associate Regional Director in the Central Region and has been an InterVarsity staff member since 1997. He is a co-founder of Faith for Justice, a faith-based network in St. Louis, Missouri that is continuing the story of biblical activism.

Currently living in St. Louis, Missouri, Karen is a pastor at The Interdenominational Theological Center. She is a Webster University alumna. 

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