Campaigns for #MikeBrown #Ferguson

 
Here is a list of donations, protests, and petitions that you can do to help the people in #Ferguson and to assist #MikeBrown and #EzellFord all others who have been killed by the hands of the police. I will try to update as much as possible.
 
Donations for Mike Brown’s Family:
 
 
Michael Brown Memorial Fund:
These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf. All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family. http://www.gofundme.com/justiceformikebrown
 
 
College 4 MikeBrown’s Siblings:
This effort will help support Mike Brown’s siblings, 2 younger sisters and a younger brother go to college. It is run by Sara
Goldrick-Rab, UW professor of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab ( http://www.wihopelab.com) and Michael Johnson of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (Madison, WI) can vouch that all funds will go directly to the family. http://www.gofundme.com/d1rprk
 
 
 
Other Donations:
 
F.I.G.H.T.
This is a fund for Ferguson organizers from the area and protesting for the justice of Mike Brown.They were once asking for supplies but thanks to your support, they have an overabundance of supplies and are now asking for donations. Please refer to website for more information.
 
 
 
Bail and Legal Fund for Those Arrested During Ferguson Anti-Police Demonstrations:
A bail and legal fund has been established to support people who have been arrested during the anti-police demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. If you have a friend or family member who was arrested, please email us their name at antistatestl@riseup.net
 
 
Dream Defenders: Have began a teespring campaign of Don’t Shoot tee shirts to support the people on the ground in Ferguson. 100% of the sales will go to the organization Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment to help with bail, legal support, supplies, and organizers on the ground. Please check out their website here:
They also have a tshirt campaign: http://teespring.com/fergusondontshoot
 
 
 
I AM HUMAN-Support Fergurson
All proceeds from these shirts and hoodies will go to support the protesters in Ferguson demonstrating peacefully against the unjust murder of unarmed teen, Mike Brown. Once the protesting stops, then the rest of the proceeds will go to support the legal defense for Mike Brown. These start at $16. Please refer to the teespring campaign for more details:
 
 
#OperationHelpOrHush grew organically on the social media platform Twitter in the midst of the events occurring in Ferguson, MO following the death of Mike Brown. After this unfortunate set of events, a campaign was launched to help assist the protestors in Ferguson. It has now since grown to a wider audience. Please refer to the website for more information. http://operationhelporhush.org/
 
 
Jail support info for those who are arrested at Mike Brown rallies in Ferguson.
 
 
St. Stephen’s Food Pantry
 
The help distribute food to those in need and currently due to the situation going on in Ferguson they were looted and those goods go to needy families in that area. They need boxed meals such as Hamburger Helper and lots of toiletries. Donations are now being accepted on their website: http://saint-stephens.info/collaboration/our-community-the-vine/food-pantry/
 
Here is the contact info for shipping items:
St. Stephen’s Food Pantry
33 N Clay Ave Ferguson, MO 63135
Ph: 314-521-0138
 
 
St. Louis Business Journal has created a list resource list for those who also need assistance in their community. Their list will also be updated as they collect more information. Please click link: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2014/08/as-unrest-continues-in-ferguson-volunteers.html?ana=twt
 
 
St. Louis Urban League: http://www.ulstl.com/
 
They are accepting donations and collecting non-perishable food items.
 
If you wish to donate items to STL Urban League please ship them to:
ATTN: Barbara Bowman
Urban League Metropolitan of St. Louis
3701 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 63108
Please call 314-615-3668 for additional questions.
 
 
Petitions:
 
 
 
Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera:
A petition for a Mike Brown Law is asking to be created because to the latest accounts of deadly encounters with police. That law will set aside funds to require all state, county, and local police, to wear a camera. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf
 
 
Petition to remove Bob McCulloch from any grand jury proceedings in regards to the Micheal Brown investigation. Find information about it here: https://www.change.org/p/judge-maura-please-recuse-biased-prosecutor-bob-mcculloch-2?recruiter=37856323&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_mobile
 
 
 
 
A Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse: http://signup.lawyerscommittee.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/index?action_KEY=10281&start=25
 
 
St Louis Support for Ferguson:
This form is for SPECIFIC needs that on the ground organizers, protestors, and organizations have in Ferguson. It is ONLY for folks in St. Louis to use. We will contact you once the form is completed. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12j2hnSrjVXrE3Lk_wHVcGKoDdr38EwVmlm1FdsOHjE4/viewform?c=0&w=1
 
Amnesty International: Deploy Human Rights Delegation to Ferguson, MO:
 
 
Don’t Shoot MO Campaign
 
Please review website for more information:
 
 
Protests:
 
Hands Up United: Was created to end to state sponsored violence, including the excessive use of force by law enforcement.
They have several protest happening worldwide and to find out more information about donating, attending a protest, or organizing your own movement in your city click on the website here: http://www.handsupunited.org/
 
 
 
Other Pertinent Info:
 
 
 
#Ferguson Support Collection:
This was a google doc that was created that has information on crisis counseling for those affected by the happenings in Ferguson, ustreams of live protests, legal support, etc.
 
United Way of St. Louis has crisis support services that are available to those affected by the tragic events in  Ferguson. To find help, please call 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626.
 

Black Podcasts on #Ferguson and Police Brutality

I created this post to put a collection of podcast that have covered and are currently covering the information on Michael Brown, Ferguson, and police brutality in general. I thought it was important to share this information and get different perspectives of what is “real people” are saying about Ferguson and not what you see or hear on large news media outlets. Please listen and support these outlets by sharing this post, listening to their podcast, and supporting their movement.

*some of these contain graphic language*

The Black Guy Who Tips: Rod and Karen have several episodes available discussing Michael Brown and Ferguson. Episodes: 765, 766. 767, and 768 all have different viewpoints about what has occurred in Ferguson have the past several days. You can find them on iTunes, Stitcher, and PodOmatic or you can refer listen from their website: http://www.theblackguywhotips.com/

Classick Team-Up: In this podcast, Classick speaks with wonderful mother and cook Nona, aka twitter personality @SheSeauxSaditty, about #OperationHelporHush, the humanitarian effort she used on social media to bring aid to the protesters on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri.

Classick Team-Up: SPECIAL EDITION: #Ferguson, How Can I Help? w/@SheSeauxSaditty

CBC Radio: Listen to an excerpt from our panel discussion on the two different worlds that exist in Ferguson, Missouri. Or click the Listen button above for the full conversation. The STL rapper Vandalyzm is in this interview.

CBC Radio: Ferguson

The EveningJones: Bomani Jones has two episodes in which he gives his opinion on  Michael Brown and Ferguson.

The Evening Jones

Good and Terrible Podcast: Beauty Jackson and Ceej discuss police brutality that has happened all over the U.S. and the happenings in Ferguson, MO. They have 2 special guest: @SayDatAgain from The Black Guy Who Tips podcast and  @Classickmateria, who is executive producer of Cold Slither Podcast Network.

The Good and Terrible Show Ep 11-Police Brutality (with guests @SayDatAgain & @classickmateria).

NWAP: Four Young Black men discuss the tragic events around the shooting of Mike Brown This episode features an interview with @Nettaaaaaaaa ,a protester on the ground in the Ferguson community.

NWAP: Episode 12: The Siege of Ferguson

The Read: Crissles and Kid Fury discuss hip-hop and pop culture, read listener letters, and then go into a very passionate “the read” about Mike Brown, the Ferguson police, and the attitudes black people with police.

The Read: The Upheavel

Straight Outta Lo Cash: This podcast is based out of St. Louis and discuss what is happening ground zero in Ferguson. They have special guest Alderman of the 27th Ward, Clem Smith 87th District State Representative, James Mcgowan of Beyond Housing, hip hop artists Vandalyzm and IamHandsomeRob, and Rhashad Whittier who have all been influential from the ground of many of the protests.

Straight Outta Lo Cash: We Are All #MikeBrown We Are All #Ferguson

TWIB: Elon James is in Ferguson, MO and has several podcast dedicated to what the protestors are doing in the area.

*Please listen to the audio of Elon James, Awkward Duck, and Netta (2 protestors in Ferguson) who are being tear gassed in a neighborhood in Ferguson. This is acutal live footage*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=DA4IT-rGNDg&app=desktop

Podcasts:TWIB: Ferguson

WudUpDoe: The WudUpDoe podcast has 2 episodes that discuss the Reneisha McBride, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown. They also talk about the deeper racial implications behind these deaths, dealings with the police, and the loss of young black lives.

WudUpDoe Podcast Episode 14

WudUpDoe Podcast Episode 15

What’s the Tea: Nic and Reg discuss POTUS’ comments on Mike Brown and what some of the standpoints of what some celebrities are (or not saying) about what is going in Ferguson.

WTT 064 – #Ferguson

Where’s My 40 Acres: A hip-hop podcast that discusses music but they also discuss social issues. In these two episodes they talk about Mike Brown, police brutality, media coverage, and even POTUS.

Where’s My 40 Acres: Hands Up, We Are Ferguson

Where’s My 40 Acres: No Good, Obama

2 Guys and a Girl: XD, Jade, J. Williams discuss Mike Brown, their personal experience with the police, and how POTUS is dealing with the Micheal Brown situation.

2 Guys and A Girl: Say It Loud!

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