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Just Local Notes: St. Louis Justice Events

WHAT:  Short Documentary:   RADIOACTIVE BACKYARD. 
A fifteen minute documentary on the radioactive waste in the Westlake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., and how it affects local residents and workers.  Produced by Keith Hoffman and Hazel Mullan.  (To be shown before a feature documentary called Elegy to Connie.)

WHEN:  Sunday, July 13, 2014 2:30 pm 

WHERE:  Tivoli Theater, 6350 Delmar in the Loop, St. Louis, Mo 63130
Information:  314-727-7271; Movie Line: 314-727-7271

WHO:  St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and in support of the
Sisters of St. Francis efforts in Bridgeton 


WHAT: The 28th annual Social Action Summer Institute for a Conference on Restorative Justice:    Setting the Captives Free:  Embracing Christ in the Victim, Offender, & Community. 

WHEN: July 20-24, 2014  All inclusive 4 ½  day – Registration, meals, & trips:  $300; New Price Special Offer – Daily rate:  $85; Local and National Scholarships Available:  Contact Meg Olson at

WHERE:  Washington University Campus, St. Louis, Mo
For full agenda and to register online visit:  

WHO:  The Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors; Catholic Charities USA; Catholic Relief Services; United States Catholic conference of Bishops – Justice, Peace, & Human Development 

WHAT:  Going Home An original piece by the men at MECC, directed by Jerry McAdams and Christopher Limber. Some compare the experience of returning home from prison to that of an astronaut returning home from space.  Experience firsthand how inmates utilize creative writing, improvisation, and teamwork exercises to reflect on their past and prepare for a positive future.

WHEN:  Thursday, July 24th, 2014; Matinee@ 1pm (12:40 check-in); Evening @ 7pm (6:30 pm check-in); All guests must be at least 14 years old to attend the performance.  Seating is limited.  Admission is free but RSVP is required.  RSVP Deadline Tuesday, July 16;

WHERE:  Missouri Eastern Correctional Center
(Just a half hour from St. Louis!)
18701 Old Hwy 66; Pacific, MO 63069 

WHO:  Prison Performing Arts.   

WHAT:  “Make a Difference:  Environmental Action for Your Home and Place of Worship”  Civil rights leader and environmentalist Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley and KSDK Meteorologist Mike Roberts will be the keynote speakers.
The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.   

WHEN:  July 31, 2014 at 6:45-9:00 pm

WHERE:  St. Louis Community College-Forest Park; for more information contact Gail Wechsler at 314-442-3894 or

WHO:  Woman’s Voices Raised for Social Justice