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IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL BROWN: We will bring as many UNARMED CIVILIAN t-shirts to Ferguson as you afford us the ability to print.
IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL BROWN: We will bring as many UNARMED CIVILIAN t-shirts to Ferguson as you afford us the ability to print.
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WE WANT AN INDICTMENT #Ferguson/ Watch the short documentary: From the Bronx to Ferguson

THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT

Join with the people of Ferguson and plan to respond publicly, wherever you are, to the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Announcement.

WE WANT AN INDICTMENT

Ferguson Action: Call to action, updates and resources

Words to Action: thisisthemovement Sign up for email updates directly from Ferguson

Ferguson National Response Network: Listing of planned responses around the country to the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Announcement

No-Indictment Planning: #Ferguson This page will be updated daily with key information regarding post-indictment-decision-announcement planning and is a central space for information that can be updated in real time

"We Will Rise Up"

One of 100 messages from the students at Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School in the Bronx, delivered by WE WILL NOT BE SILENT to the people of Ferguson.

Watch the short documentary From the Bronx to Ferguson by Hip Hop Saves Lives and Negus World. The filmmakers, Chad Harper and Johwell St-Cilien, joined WE WILL NOT BE SILENT in Ferguson, to document some of the protests in St. Louis and Ferguson throughout A Weekend of Resistance, and to follow us as we delivered 770 UNARMED CIVILIAN t-shirts in an act of solidarity.

RISE UP

Do you have an UNARMED CIVILIAN t-shirt?*

A new order of 245 shirts has just been picked up from the printer. If you are already expecting one in the mail, it is on the way. If you wish to order one now, you can do so by clicking here. Hoodies are also available, as the weather is changing.

If it is too cold to wear your t-shirt then layer it over a colorful long sleeve shirt, so that when the time comes you can go into the streets and stand for justice for Mike Brown.

*Our commitment is to make sure that each and every one who wants to wear a shirt, in order to raise consciousness and promote dialogue, can afford to do so. We will not turn anyone away and we always offer a pay-what-you-wish option for those who write to us or for those we meet in person. 

Stay connected so we can act together.

Below are photos of some of the people we met in Ferguson and St. Louis in October. 

Wearing the UNARMED CIVILIAN shirt is our call for justice. If you want to wear an UNARMED CIVILIAN shirt in memory of Mike Brown and in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, click here to order.

We wear UNARMED CIVILIAN to call out the injustice of excessive violence so often perpetrated against people of color by uniformed police forces.

We wear UNARMED CIVILIAN to illustrate, boldly in black and white, our deep solidarity with those at greatest risk, who are losing their precious lives.


From Ferguson, MO to Times Square, NY

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Wearing the UNARMED CIVILIAN shirt is our call for justice. If you want to wear an UNARMED CIVILIAN shirt in memory of Mike Brown and in solidarity with the people of Ferguson click here to order.

Click here to keep in touch with us about future actions.

WE WILL NOT FORGET

Activists march through the streets of St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2014, protesting the October 8 killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr  by an off-duty St. Louis police officer.           Photo credit Scott Olson
Activists march through the streets of St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2014, protesting the October 8 killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr by an off-duty St. Louis police officer. Photo credit Scott Olson

On October 22, 2014, people across the country took to the streets in protest for the National Day of Action to Stop Police Brutality and in solidarity with those in Ferguson and St. Louis who have called for a month of resistance to demand justice. We marched together in New York City, in rage and sorrow, thinking of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many countless others, killed by police brutality.

October 22, 2014 Times Square, NYC
October 22, 2014 Times Square, NYC

Below are images from the streets of Ferguson and St. Louis where we spent time from October 8th-15th.

Photo credit Scott Olson
Photo credit Scott Olson

We continue to carry in our hearts the people we met along the way as we handed out 770 UNARMED CIVILIAN t-shirts in Ferguson and St. Louis, each a gift in solidarity. The voices throughout the community resonate, loud and clear, expressing peoples' fierce determination to demand justice for Mike Brown. Bearing witness to their courageous struggle to claim power and uphold their human rights is unforgettable. 

Photo credit Kids Helping Kids
Photo credit Kids Helping Kids
Photo credit Jim Young
Photo credit Jim Young
Photo credit Charles Rex Arbogast
Photo credit Charles Rex Arbogast
Photo credit Scott Olson
Photo credit Scott Olson

We would like to thank the people we met who welcomed us into their community with warmth and love. We will not forget. Although we were only there a short time, we were profoundly inspired, and will be for a long time to come.

Photo credit Charles Rex Arbogast
Photo credit Charles Rex Arbogast

For information about what is happening in Ferguson, follow: Millennial Activists United: @millennialau, building strong, sustainable communities through grassroots power and leadership.

Click here to sign up for email updates directly from Ferguson

We wear UNARMED CIVILIAN to call out the injustice of excessive violence so often perpetrated against people of color by uniformed police forces.

We wear UNARMED CIVILIAN to illustrate, boldly in black and white, our deep solidarity with those at greatest risk, who are losing their precious lives.

WE WILL NOT BE SILENT

New York City to Ferguson

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We have just arrived in St. Louis, staying at a place 5 mins from Ferguson... already received the warmest welcome from people here and positive responses to our END RACISM and UNARMED CIVILIAN messages we are wearing. People working at the hotel were made immediately curious and inquired about the excessive number of bags that we unloaded from the car. When they learned about the UNARMED CIVILIAN In Ferguson Campaign we were literally embraced and invited to dinner... this is no exaggeration. We have already distributed the first t-shirt to a man from here who immediately wanted to wear one and graciously welcomed us to Missouri.

Ferguson October: The Power of the Present Moment... THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT

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When the UNARMED CIVILIAN IN FERGUSON campaign was launched, we did not know that people in Ferguson would make a national call for A Weekend of Resistance during October 10th-13th to galvanize a movement against police violence.

We also did not anticipate how immediately our grassroots effort would grow and how far-reaching it would spread. Together, we raised funds that surpassed our original goal, and even after the kickstarter fundraiser ended, people were still making donations by mail and in person. We thank you for your generosity and support which make it possible for us to travel to Ferguson and to distribute 750 UNARMED CIVILIAN t-shirts in a public act of solidarity. We plan to distribute the t-shirts in the days leading up to the national day of action planned for October 11th.

The acts of courage from the people in Ferguson, who are speaking out and taking a public stand against police brutality, have been inspiring people nation-wide to also take action. From the streets of New York City and beyond, people are standing in solidarity with the people in Ferguson. Once again, we are seeing the deadly racism which is woven through the fabric of our society as the root cause of so many daily injustices suffered and so many precious lives lost to unmitigated police violence.

We will continue to wear UNARMED CIVILIAN to raise people's consciousness about the present threat of highly-armed security forces in our communities and to urge open discussion about the harm committed, against all our humanity, when people like Michael Brown are gunned down in cold blood, in broad daylight, in our neighborhoods, by a high-tech, militarized, local police force, acting with impunity.

WE WILL NOT FORGET

Photos from the streets of Brooklyn.

For more information about the call to action from Ferguson visit: Ferguson October

Follow on twitter for frequent updates of our travels to Ferguson: @ReclaimLanguage

The word is still spreading about the UNARMED CIVILIAN in Ferguson Campaign

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We were invited to meet with students from the Bronx at the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, where the students took their action into the streets, and also with students in Manhattan at the High School for New Design. We have also been in the streets of Brooklyn where people have spontaneously engaged in conversations in response to our signs. We will bring their messages of solidarity from NYC to Ferguson when we go there in early October. We will also carry with us the solidarity and support from all over which arose immediately after the campaign was launched twenty-eight days ago and continues to grow.

This grassroots effort continues to raise funds to print hundreds of UNARMED CIVILIAN t-shirts to bring to Ferguson. We have put in an order to print 550 UNARMED CIVILIAN t-shirts and will be adding to this count as we receive the final donations.

We have two days left to our KICKSTARTER campaign.

Every dollar counts and every $10 puts one shirt on one body.

WE COMMIT TO PRINT AS MANY UNARMED CIVILIAN T-SHIRTS AS YOU AFFORD US THE ABILITY TO PRINT, and we will distribute each and everyone in an act of solidarity.

Our commitment, throughout all our work, is to provide language to which people can relate and vehicles through which they may express themselves, collectively or individually. We do not print any of our identifying information on our language project t-shirts or signs so that when someone chooses to embody a message or hold it up high, what resonates is the power of that person.

Dare to dream... 1,000 UNARMED CIVILIANS standing against police brutality, against militarism and, at the core of it all, against racism.

We will show the people of Ferguson that we stand with the many who stand with them.