Author: Johnny Gabbert

Media Advisory: People’s Plan Coalition Asks the St. Louis Community for Input on Policy Priorities at Town Hall Event

St. Louis, Mo – October 11, 2023 What: People’s Plan Town Hall Registration for the event may be done online here. Who: The People’s Plan is a comprehensive policy...

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5 Reasons You Should Intern at ArchCity Defenders

By Ayo Kutisha, Summer ’23 Communications Intern October 11, 2023 You always hear internship employers promise, “you won’t just be fetching coffee,” but few can promise that you’ll do...

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Lessons from the Frontlines of Ferguson

Q&A with Mother and Activist Kris Hendrix By Makayla Gathers and Angelo Vidal, with interviewing by Z Gorley and video editing by Johnny Wu Gabbert September 15, 2023 Protest...

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How ‘Queen Sugar’ Protests the Status Quo

Protest in Pop Culture, Part 2: Black Resistance on TV By Makayla Gathers and Angelo Vidal September 13, 2023 Content warning: this post contains descriptions of racial and state...

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10 Songs to Listen to on Your Way to Protest

Protest in Pop Culture, Part 1: Streaming the Revolution By Makayla Gathers September 11, 2023 “Freedom songs serve to give unity to a movement.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr....

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Seeking Housing Security, Instead Exploited – Until We Fought Back 

The Story of Tahata Brooks vs. T.E.H. Realty  By Angelo Vidal August 7, 2023 After her kitchen ceiling collapsed, Tahata Brooks was forced to cook meals for her family...

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For Immediate Release: Video Footage and Reports Released in Lawsuit Expose Inhumane Treatment of People Detained at St. Louis City Jail

St. Louis, Mo. – July 28, 2023 Last night, in federal court, plaintiffs in a putative class action lawsuit, Jones v. City of St. Louis, filed a motion containing...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Fountain Apartment Homes, LLC, for Unlawfully Bulk-Filing Evictions

St. Louis, Mo. – June 14, 2023 ArchCity Defenders has filed a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Fountains Apartment Homes (FAH) LLC, the most recent owners...

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Media Advisory: As the Eviction Crisis Escalates, St. Louis Tenants Rally for the Right to Counsel

St. Louis, Mo – May 31, 2023 As the Eviction Crisis Escalates, St. Louis Tenants Rally for the Right to Counsel In the face of an escalating eviction crisis and dried-up rental...

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For Immediate Release: Federal Court Approves $3.25 Million Settlement in Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Maplewood, Town Near Ferguson

St. Louis, Mo. – April 6, 2023 On April 5, people who alleged unlawful policing and economic injustice in the City of Maplewood were granted long-anticipated justice and relief....

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