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Media Advisory: Following Yesterday’s Uprising, St. Louis Community Organizations Rally to Raise Awareness of Chronic Problems at the City Justice Center and Demand Accountability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 7, 2021

Following Yesterday’s Uprising, St. Louis Community Organizations Rally to Raise Awareness of Chronic Problems at the City Justice Center and Demand Accountability 

WHO: EX-Incarcerated People Organizing (EXPO), Action St. Louis, ArchCity Defenders, Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), The Bail Project, and the Close the Workhouse Campaign

WHAT: Virtual Rally: Raising the Voices of Incarcerated People in the City Justice Center (CJC), organized by EXPO-STL, a task force of MCU 

WHEN: Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 3PM

WHERE: Broadcasting live from EXPO-STL’s Facebook page here.
To register for the virtual rally, click here.

SPEAKERS: 
Ronnie Amin, MCU-EXPO-STL
Tracy Stanton, MCU-EXPO-STL
Latrell Stanton, MCU-EXPO- STL
Inez Bordeaux, ArchCity Defenders and Close the Workhouse
Jae Shepherd, Action St. Louis
Mike Milton, The Bail Project 
Rev. Dr. Dietra Baker, Metropolitan Congregations United

Speakers are listed in order of appearance.

WHY: Organized by EXPO-STL and MCU, speakers at today’s rally will offer context about what led up to the CJC protests and discuss the issues faced by people in contact with the criminal court systems, jails and prisons.  Speakers will share ways the community can connect to ongoing work to build power with individuals and families impacted by the criminal legal system. Examples of this include getting involved with Unlock the Vote, Break the Pipeline, Participatory Defense, and the Close the Workhouse campaign. Speakers will also present demands to the media, community, and city departments to bring about accountability for long overlooked problems with St. Louis City jails, especially CJC.

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Media Contact:

Tracy Stanton, EXPO-STL
[email protected]

Z Gorley, ArchCity Defenders
[email protected]

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