Each season we meet a core group of 4 mothers in different cities across the country who just like Lezley, are on that same path.
Author: We Love Our Sons & Daughters
The bill was written with help from Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, sparking national outcry against police brutality in Black and brown communities.
Brown would have turned 25 on Thursday and this week his alma mater celebrated his life, committing to promoting social justice awareness and civic engagement at the school and in the city.
Her son Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. The officer has faced no charges.
The 3rd Ward needs somebody who’s going to mingle with the people. You can’t make change from a distance.
On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown and a friend were walking in the middle of Canfield Drive, a two-lane street in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, when a police officer drove by and told them to use the sidewalk.
The most important thing to me is to secure the lives of other children. My son is gone—I can’t bring him back—but how can we put something in place where other children are protected?
Nearly five years after Michael Brown’s death sparked protests and a movement over police treatment of African-Americans, his mother, Lezley McSpadden, is running for a Ferguson city council seat in the southern part of town where her son died. “I hope that people will see that I’m still standing after all that I’ve been through,” … Continued
McSpadden spoke to students at the law school about her experience dealing with grief, working with elected leaders in Ferguson, and the Mike Brown Bill that she is developing in partnership with the Center.
“This is a family effort,” said McSpadden. “I’m glad to have the help of my mother, and my aunt, and everyone else.”
These gardens will help kids dig into their education, thrive with real, nutritious foods and healthy habits, and become active participants in strengthening their communities.
The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent history.
In support of a bill that would require police in several Missouri cities to wear body cameras.
Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr allege in report that their son’s killing violated torture rules and Ferguson police ‘systematically target black people’.