Design Action Collective is proud to have been able to support organizers on the ground in Ferguson and St Louis, Missouri in their work to demand justice for Mike Brown, a Black youth who was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on August 9th. The killing and subsequent lack of respect for Black life shown by the overwhelmingly white police department, sparked protests nationwide demanding the arrest of Darren Wilson.
Understanding the importance of this historic moment, Design Action Collective deployed our team and donated a website for the #FergusonOctober mass mobilization, where thousands of people traveled to Ferguson and St Louis for a series of marches, mass meetings, and more then a dozen civil disobedience actions. The website served as an organizing platform and a clearing-house of information for the actions and received hundreds of thousands of visits over the course of the month.
Now that #FergusonOctober has come to a close, stay tuned for developments in the case over the coming weeks, as the verdict of a highly controversial grand jury will be announced indicating whether or not officer Darren Wilson will be criminally charged for the killing of Mike Brown.