As St. Louisans address important questions about social justice and equality, STLForward is an informational portal designed by a diverse group of St. Louis-area volunteers focused on creating enhanced levels of transparency to help the region move forward through the creation of a new standard of inclusion for all residents.

Change is complex, but we can use this pivotal moment in our region’s long and proud history to start a new era in which we shed old biases, notions, fears and concerns, eliminate the boundaries that separate us geographically and perceptually, and create a new, enlightened spirit of St. Louis filled with uncompromising respect, fairness, understanding and inclusion for all.

This site is designed to, over time, help the greater St. Louis-area measure its progress towards becoming one of the most inclusive regions in the United States. — STLForward