Seeing the resistance and the outcry in Ferguson after the murder of Mike Brown by police state was overwhelming for me. I made the decision to support Ferguson from Chicago in every possible way until we received the call to travel there as part of a nationwide mass mobilization called Ferguson October.
I made my trip to Ferguson on the weekend of October 11th to meet fellow Chicago organizers. Most of the events were scheduled in St. Louis. I arrived at an event called “Hip Hop Summit and Justice,” attended by socially conscious hip-hop artists such as the legendary Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Jasiri X, Rebel Diaz and many more. They rallied the crowd through music, demanding justice for Mike Brown and for other black lives who have been taken by the system. Powerful activist and writer Cornel West made a brief guest appearance during the show.
Later that evening, we joined the masses for an event at St. Louis University with faith leaders, community organizers, Palestine solidarity activists, and West himself.