St. Louis Protest Organizations

Below are some of the protest organizations involved with the Ferguson Protest Movement.

THE ORGANIZATION FOR BLACK STRUGGLE was founded in 1980 by activists, students, union organizers and other community members in order to fill a vacuum left by the assaults on the Black Power Movement.

Hands Up United is a social justice activist organization based in Ferguson, Missouri, formed after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer.

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) is a multi-racial organization of low- and moderate-income people building power to fight back against capitalism and create the just, sustainable world in which we want to live.

Ferguson Action (previously known as Ferguson October) is an organized social movement that uses protests and resistance to oppose police violence in the United States.

Young Activist United STL is a bridge organization that provides leadership training and opportunities for social engagement and empowerment.

Don’t Shoot Coalition was formed after the death of Brown.

Power Behind The Police aims to publicly expose the “Power Behind the Police,” aka the St. Louis 1%, and illuminate how they use networks, personal relationships, and organizations to maintain their power.

Other relevant organizations:

Decarcerate St. Louis, is a group of formerly incarcerated St. Louisans and their allies. We are dedicated to ending prisoner abuse and neglect, dismantling mass incarceration, and creating alternatives to imprisonment in the St. Louis region and throughout the state of Missouri.

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States.

BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and 17 year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder.

Color of Change is a progressive nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization was formed in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in order to use online resources to strengthen the political voice of Black Americans.

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