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Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was shot dead by Ferguson police, sparking a youth-led movement against widespread police violence, rarely prosecuted, against black and brown communities. Many around the country are coming to understand, if they did not already know, that this goes beyond Mike Brown, beyond economic disadvantage, beyond individual racism. This is a national crisis, an epidemic of systemically denying marginalized communities their basic rights.

Police misconduct in this country is part of a broader U.S. history of violence against people of color; first across North America by genocide and slavery, then followed by war after war abroad -- including the ongoing U.S.-sponsored Israeli occupation of Palestine. 

The killing of Mike Brown is a movement moment to unite against racism and fight for justice for all

Join Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, and others October 10-13 for a weekend of resistance. There will be a series of public- events, marches, convenings, and panels- to build momentum for a nationwide movement against police violence.

Learn more about the weekend below and to find out how you can get involved.

  • Ferguson October Weekend of Resistance Official Website

  • RSVP on Facebook

  • Follow @FergusonOctober and #FergusonOctober on Twitter

  • Text “HANDSUP” to 90975 to stay informed

  • A message from Organization for Black Struggle: We Are Mike Brown