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Aug 01, 2016
Coming to Ferguson: Resources for building a nonviolent movement
As we approach the second anniversary of Michael Brown's murder, it is important to look back on the past two years and think about ways to move forward. Below you can find resources to approach the nonviolent movement with more than good intentions - with the tools and understanding to affect positive change and understand your role if you choose to come to Ferguson.
By Ethan Vesely-Flad, FOR Staff
August 2, 2015
On August 9, 2014, after Mike Brown, Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, an uprising began. In the weeks and months following his death, many people have traveled to Ferguson with good intentions — yet some have ultimately done a great deal of damage.
The "Coming to Ferguson: Building a Nonviolent Movement" curriculum, released at the occasion of the one-year commemoration of Mike Brown's murder, is designed to help you think intentionally and intensively about whether or not to come to Ferguson — and if you do, how to understand your role, your preconceptions and biases, and how to provide solidarity that is helpful and not hurtful.