The Kirkwood School District community came together on Jan. 13, 2021, in reaction to a rash of graffiti at several Kirkwood schools on Jan. 6.

That morning, Kirkwood parents, neighbors and staff stood in solidarity against injustice toward people of color. Attendees stood on the sidewalk of Dougherty-Ferry outside of Kirkwood High School with signs showing messages of encouragement for Kirkwood students, faculty and staff. Check out scenes from the event in the gallery below!

That afternoon, a march from Kirkwood High School to the Kirkwood Police Station was held at 4 p.m. to pressure investigating and sentencing parties to rule the incident a hate crime. The peaceful movement was organized by students. See photos from the afternoon event here.

Photos by Ursula Ruhl and Riley Hogan.