#ACDLive – Supporting the Community Through the Pandemic

This virtual session will include an introduction to ACD's new social work program with an emphasis on the support provided to clients and the community over the course of the last year. We will highlight unmet needs, identify gaps in services, and lay out how we supported families to maintain housing stability. We will also […]

ArchCity Defenders Annual Trivia Night (Virtual)

  ACD Trivia Night Table Ticket This virtual table seats 10 people. Each table will receive 1 free mulligan and a party package! Packages will be available for pick-up at 3359 S. Jefferson in St. Louis the week of June 14th to the 18th from 10 am to 3pm.   Sponsorships All sponsors will receive […]

$25 – $250

Juneteenth Cookout

Fairgrounds Park

Building Black power and sharing Black joy! Come party with us and hear about campaigns for change + renewal through real community control.   Saturday, June 19th at 4PM  Activities for kids + youth  Live music + DJ vibes  Juneteenth background + Black History learning spaces  Black owned vendors and barbecue note - there will […]

#ACDLive – Debtors’ Prisons in Rural Missouri

Zoom (register to attend)

  ArchCity Defenders has been working in Missouri's rural communities to challenge inhumane jail conditions and unconstitutional debt collection practices that caused some to spend time in jail for unpaid debts. Join our Special Projects team to learn more about this work and how you can get involved to help us make systemic change across […]

Justice for Don Ray Clark – PRESS CONFERENCE

Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being 1000 N. Vandeventer, St. Louis

  On February 21, 2017, officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team unlawfully stormed into the home of Don Clark, Sr. on a falsified “no knock” search warrant, and killed the 63-year-old Army veteran and grandfather. Clark was suffering from vision and hearing loss, limited mobility, and […]


Close the Workhouse Monthly Movement Meeting

Zoom (register to attend)

  Join us for our virtual Monthly Movement Meetings as we share updates from the campaign and our partner organizations as well as build community and organize around what comes next. Email [email protected] for the link to join! 


Vigil and Balloon Release for Don Clark, Sr.

Location: Mr. Clark's former home 4023 California Ave, St. Louis, Missouri

Don Clark, Sr. was a 63-year-old Black, disabled Veteran who was killed during a 2017 no-knock raid by SLMPD SWAT. The event is held on what would have been his 68th birthday. On June 30, 2021, ArchCity Defenders and Attorney Jerryl Christmas filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Clark Sr.’s children. More info […]

Stop No Knocks Town Hall 

Deaconess Center for child well-being 1000 North Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis

Families of Isaiah Hammett and Don Clark, Sr., both killed by SLMPD SWAT in 2017, are calling for an end to the use of no-knock search warrants in the City of St. Louis. Impacted family members will be joined by ArchCity Defenders, Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR), and Faith for Justice.  Speakers: John […]

Community Appreciation Event

Forest Park, Picnic Pavilion #7 St. Louis, Missouri

We invite you to spend an afternoon with ACD staff, clients, friends, and supporters! We'll be at Forest Park, Picnic Pavilion #7 (near the south west corner of the park) from 2-5pm on Saturday, October 9, 2021. We will have limited food and refreshments. Feel free to bring your own picnic basket and blanket. This is […]

Volunteer with ArchCity Defenders

ACD's work would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers. Join us at this virtual event to learn more about volunteer opportunities for lawyers and non-lawyers. We have one-time or ongoing roles and can tailor the volunteer experience to meet your interests and availability. Register to attend at