Author: Johnny Gabbert

ArchCity Defenders and Partners Kick Off Freedom Summer Campaign on Juneteenth 

St. Louis, Mo – June 3, 2024 This summer marks the 60th anniversary of Freedom Summer, as well as the 10th anniversary of the Ferguson Uprising following the killing...

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It’s Time to Stop Throwing Away People on Hall Street

People impacted by the Workhouse have been showing the way for years. Why is the City still not fully listening? By Z Gorley April 29, 2024 Years ago, if...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Deaconess Foundation Awards $100,000 to ArchCity Defenders for Freedom Summer STL

St. Louis, Mo. – April 10, 2024 This funding from the Foundation’s Policy Campaign Grant will support civic engagement, community organizing, and grassroots advocacy during this critical election year...

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For Immediate Release: COURT PRELIMINARILY APPROVES CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE JAILED BY THE CITY OF FERGUSON FOR MONEY DAMAGES

Ferguson, Mo. – Febraury 27, 2024 On February 27, 2024, a federal judge preliminarily approved a $4.5 million settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against the City of...

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5 Black St. Louisans Who Shook Up History 

These troublemakers revolutionized civil rights, housing, and labor activism By Angelo Vidal February 23, 2024 Not all those who progressed civil rights and racial justice in St. Louis are...

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Lessons from Inside Missouri’s Women’s Prisons

Jamitra Fulleord on how human connection informs her work with incarcerated women By Angelo Vidal January 11, 2024 “True safety for women of color requires an end to the...

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For Immediate Release: Florissant Becomes Sixth Missouri City to Settle Debtors’ Prison Claims Brought by ArchCity Defenders. Over 85,000 People Eligible to Cash In.

St. Louis, Mo. – January 3, 2024 Yesterday, the federal court preliminarily approved a $2.89 million settlement to be distributed amongst over 85,000 people who were jailed by and...

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10 Ways ACD and Community Partners Showed Up in 2023

By Angelo Vidal December 19, 2023 2023 has been a difficult year for vulnerable communities targeted by our political and legal systems and advocates fighting to make our home...

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On Israel and Palestine

Why We Stand for Peace By Blake Strode November 3, 2023 How does an organization like ArchCity Defenders, committed to principles of love and justice, respond in the face...

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For Tranell Stewart, the Fight Against Injustice is Compulsory

Will you support ACD during our 2023 Year End Appeal? By Angelo Vidal; Photography by Johnny Wu Gabbert November 6, 2023 This blog post is part of ACD’s 2023...

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