Social Justice Workgroup

Who We Are

Members of the Indian River CARES coalition, a group of local non-profit leaders, first joined together in the summer of 2020 to draft a Unified Statement of Support for Racial Justice Reform in Indian River County in response to the May murder of George Floyd.
Like many organizations across the nation, this was but a first step.  We decided to form a Workgroup with a commitment to meet monthly to examine how we might be able to focus our energies on strengthening the mission of Indian River CARES: to Connect, Advocate, Renew, Educate and Strategize with an emphasis on Education.

What We Do

As a Workgroup, our efforts have been focused on meeting monthly via Zoom to educate ourselves and each other in Community Conversations on the issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We have invited leaders in Indian River County and the Treasure Coast region to share what is currently being done, what is planned, and how we as community members can help.
We have identified these areas of current concentration: 
•    Criminal Justice
•    Education
•    Finance/Banking & Industry
•    Health
•    Real Estate/Housing


For more information on our work or how you can get involved contact the Workgroup Leadership Team: 

Our Programs: Community Conversations 

Our programs are currently held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11 am-Noon via Zoom. To be added to our invite list, please contact

Our past programs:

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Thank you to the Center for Spiritual Care for housing the Seeds of Change Lending Library for the Racial Justice Workgroup, an initiative of Indian River CARES.

Visit the library at: Center for Spiritual Care  1550 24th Street 
To contact: 772-567-1233


Thank you to Workgroup Member Ann Belinkoff for the compilation of recommendations:

Upcoming Meetings

For more information and to receive the zoom links please email Laura Kelley at

November 9 - 11am to Noon

Let's talk about social justice initiatives in our community. Learn more about opportunities to actively engage in watering the seeds we have planted!

December 14 - No Monthly Meeting