Several hundred area residents gathered to listen, learn and reflect on racism at a rally in Blackburn Park in Webster Groves on Sunday, June 7.

"Uprooting Racism" was the theme of the hour-long rally led by seven students who had graduated from Webster Groves High School in recent years. The peaceful event was for young people to be able to speak about the racism in Webster Groves, share their experiences, show solidarity for the lives lost to police brutality, and list requests and demands they hope to see implemented "to keep Webster from being home to the next hashtag." The gathering drew hundreds of families and community members, along with Webster Groves School District administrators and staff, as well as city leaders.

Organizers noted that the rally was a chance of others to hear the voices that the community often ignores. Read our compilation and story from the event here.