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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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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Calverton Park Alleging Illegal Towing Scheme

St. Louis, Mo. – October 24, 2023 Last night, ArchCity Defenders filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of Calverton Park alleging the city has violated residents’ constitutional rights...

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For Immediate Release: Over 35,000 People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against St. Ann

St. Louis, Mo. – October 18, 2023 After seven years of litigation in the debtors’ prison lawsuit, Thomas, et al. v. City of St. Ann, the federal court has...

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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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