76, Activist

Margaret “Margie” Richcreek comes by her community involvement and activism naturally. Her mother was very involved in the community and then in the 1960’s some college advisors introduced her to the League of Women Voters, an organization she remains very involved in to this day. As a teacher, Margie was involved in drug prevention programs and served on the Park Hill Community Drug Task Force and the Northland Coalition, collaborating with other community organizations to focus on drug prevention and education. After she retired from teaching, she was a Youthfriend volunteer in the North Kansas City School District and a substitute teacher. When Margie moved south of the river to the midtown area, she quickly became involved in her neighborhood group where she has served as director on the board of her West Plaza Neighborhood Association. She also became very engaged in the Justice Task Force in her new church, Trinity United Methodist Church. Through the Justice Task Force Margie became involved in multiple coalitions: Jobs with Justice, MORE2 and the Troost Alliance to name a few. Margie is an strong advocate for low wageworkers and has participated in marches for worker wage reform with Stand Up KC. For over 30 years, Margie played flute in the North Star Community Band and the Mid America Freedom Band.  She recently retired from the stage and joined the audience, continuing to find pleasure in music.  When asked what the key to staying involved and active Margie says, “Find your interests and reach out, don’t wait to be asked.”

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