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Posted by: Gordon on 5/18/2015

Brittini in Jefferson City with Bullhorn

Metropolitan Congregations United of St. Louis community organizer Brittini Gray (standing, with bullhorn) coordinated die-ins and other protests at the Missouri state capital this spring to advocate on a range of  issues. Her recent op-ed piece in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reprinted below. 

If we had been a region that cared about the education of Mike Brown as much as we cared about his death, Normandy schools would be a vibrant community center with wrap-around services for every child. Instead, in the year prior to his death, the Normandy school district was declared unaccredited and taken over by the state. Students transferred to districts all over the region in hopes of a better education. No aid was available and no one cried out.

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