Please join Advancement Project's Thomas Harvey, ArchCity Defenders' Sima Atri, and the Bail Project St. Louis' Mike Milton for a training on Courtwatching and Participatory Defense on Monday, March 18th starting at 6pm at the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being at 1000 N. Vandeventer.
Courtwatching is a fantastic way to learn about the criminal legal system and hold prosecutors and judges accountable while supporting people directly impacted by cash bail, pretrial monitoring, and jail conditions. Participatory defense is an organizing model for people who face charges, their families, and their communities to impact the outcome of cases and transform the balance of power in the court system. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/377394239479503/
Community Member Meetings
These are meetings for people who have been directly impacted by the St. Louis criminal justice system, including people who have been incarcerated or whose loved ones have been incarcerated. Meetings take place during the last week of every month at a different location.
Please reach out for more info: ClosetheWorkhouse@gmail.com
Ally & Partner Meetings
These meeting are open to anyone who would like to support the campaign in their individual or organizational capacity. These meetings happen on the first Thursday of every month.
The next meeting is at 1000 N. Vandeventer Avenue on Thursday, April 4th from 6-8pm (at Deaconess Foundation). Please rsvp at ClosetheWorkhouse@gmail.com.
Close the Workhouse Public Meeting
March 7, 2019
Our first public meeting of the year! Come hear about the opportunities and actions planned to decarcerate St. Louis and close the workhouse.
Blake Strode of ArchCity Defenders and Mike Milton of Bail Project St. Louis will speak on the steps toward ending cash bail in St. Louis. Childcare provided.
Stay Black KickBack
February 28, 2019
An unapologetically Black only space.
Come chill with our campaign members and organizing team, and bring your visions for a St. Louis beyond jails.
Free and open to everybody Black.
Reclaim MLK 2019
January 20, 2019
Join us for this annual community-wide event featuring Faith for Justice, the City Ministry Initiative, Action St. Louis, and Close the Workhouse as they teach us how to carry and continue the legacy of Dr. King.
Free food and childcare will be provided.
Please consider bringing a side dish to share or donating to help with food.
See you all on January 20th!