ACD Justice Journal: Stories & Ideas for Liberation

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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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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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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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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