Books and Breakfast | North | February - St. Louis Mayoral Election
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Books and Breakfast | North | February - St. Louis Mayoral Election

2 Saturdays/month the community comes together for #BooksandBreakfast  with the goal of cultivating an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

By providing positive images and informative literature we'll increase awareness and enhance skills needed to actively combat local issues. Awareness, healthy breakfast and lots of hugs; all we need is you!

This month we'll discuss the St. Louis city mayoral election March 7th. This race is vital to the future of St. Louis.

Southside STL; 10a-12p at Blank Space.
Small gift for 2 or more books returned.

FREE books + FREE breakfast. 
Political Education & Building Community. 

Follow us on IG @handsupunited and Twitter @handsupunited_


Books and Breakfast | South | February - St. Louis Mayoral Election
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Books and Breakfast | South | February - St. Louis Mayoral Election

  • Blank Space

2 Saturdays/month the community comes together for #BooksandBreakfast  with the goal of cultivating an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

By providing positive images and informative literature we'll increase awareness and enhance skills needed to actively combat local issues. Awareness, healthy breakfast and lots of hugs; all we need is you!

This month we'll discuss the St. Louis city mayoral election March 7th. This race is vital to the future of St. Louis.

Southside STL; 10a-12p at Blank Space.
Small gift for 2 or more books returned.

FREE books + FREE breakfast. 
Political Education & Building Community. 

Follow us on IG @handsupunited and Twitter @handsupunited_

Books and Breakfast | November | Black Power for Palestine
Nov
12
10:00 am10:00

Books and Breakfast | November | Black Power for Palestine

  • Blank Space

We dedicate 2 Saturdays per month to #BooksandBreakfast, a community event for the Greater St. Louis area. The goal of B&B is to cultivate an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

By providing positive images and informative literature we will increase awareness and enhance skills needed to actively combat local issues. Awareness, healthy breakfast and lots of hugs.

This month we will discuss Palestine, the apartheid state created, and how that struggle is tied to Black folks in the United States. Come out and join us.

Southside STL; 10a-12p at Blank Space.
*Raffle for those who bring back 2 or more books.

FREE books + FREE breakfast. 
Political Education & Building Community. 

Follow us on IG @handsupunited and Twitter @handsupunited_

Books and Breakfast | October | #KillTheVote | North STL
Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Books and Breakfast | October | #KillTheVote | North STL

  • YMCA

We dedicate 2 Saturdays per month to #BooksandBreakfast, a community event for the Greater St. Louis area. The goal of B&B is to cultivate an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

By providing positive images and informative literature we will increase awareness and enhance skills needed to actively combat local issues. Awareness, healthy breakfast and lots of hugs.

This month we will discuss voting in local and national elections, the electoral college, and ways to be politically involved outside of voting.
Please come out and join us for our Books and Breakfast program on the Northside from 10a-12p at O'Fallon Park YMCA.

*Feel free to dress up if you'd like.
*Raffle for those who bring back 2 or more books.

FREE books + FREE breakfast. 
Political Education & Building Community. 

Follow us on IG @handsupunited and Twitter @handsupunited_

Books and Breakfast | October | #KillTheVote | South STL
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Books and Breakfast | October | #KillTheVote | South STL

  • Blank Space

We dedicate 2 Saturdays per month to #BooksandBreakfast, a community event for the Greater St. Louis area. The goal of B&B is to cultivate an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

By providing positive images and informative literature we will increase awareness and enhance skills needed to actively combat local issues. Awareness, healthy breakfast and lots of hugs.

This month we will discuss voting in local and national elections, the electoral college, and ways to be politically involved outside of voting.
Please come out and join us for our Books and Breakfast program on the Southside from 10a-12p at Blank Space.

*Feel free to dress up if you'd like

*Raffle for those who bring back 2 or more books.

FREE books + FREE breakfast. 
Political Education & Building Community. 

Follow us on IG @handsupunited and Twitter @handsupunited_

People's Pantry Free Food Program | October
Oct
8
2:00 pm14:00

People's Pantry Free Food Program | October

  • 3723 Goodfellow Blvd Saint Louis Mo 63120

Working to reclaim the war on hunger, our People's Pantry is essential. Food deserts plaguing our neighborhoods, while surrounded by unhealthy options.

It is our responsibility to provide helping hands for our families, our communities, and the world we live in.

Food, clothes, art, come fellowship in the neighborhood.

Accepting food and clothes donations, perishables always needed day of pantry.

Books and Breakfast | September | Attica 1971 + Prison Strike | North STL
Sep
24
11:00 am11:00

Books and Breakfast | September | Attica 1971 + Prison Strike | North STL

  • YMCA

We're excited that with your help we're now in 2 locations: North and South STL city. 

North city remains the last Saturday of each month, while South city is the week before; two dates for a bigger and better impact

The goal of B&B is to cultivate an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

This month we'll discuss Attica 1971 and subsequent prison strikes. In addition to the effects privatized prisons are having on our communities.

We hope to see you there!

Books and Breakfast | September | Attica 1971 + Prison Strike | South STL
Sep
17
11:00 am11:00

Books and Breakfast | September | Attica 1971 + Prison Strike | South STL

  • Blank Space

We're excited that with your help we're now in 2 locations: North and South STL city. 

North city remains the last Saturday of each month, while South city is the week before; two dates for a bigger and better impact

The goal of B&B is to cultivate an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

This month we'll discuss Attica 1971 and subsequent prison strikes. In addition to the effects privatized prisons are having on our communities.

We hope to see you there!

Books and Breakfast | August | Black Rebellions | South STL
Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Books and Breakfast | August | Black Rebellions | South STL

  • Blank Space

We're excited that with your help we're now in 2 locations: North and South STL city. 

North city remains the last Saturday of each month, while South city will be the week before; two dates for a bigger and better impact

The goal of B&B is to cultivate an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

This month being Black August, we will discuss some historic Black Rebellions.

We hope to see you there!

Books and Breakfast | July | East STL Riots | North STL
Jul
30
9:00 am09:00

Books and Breakfast | July | East STL Riots | North STL

  • O'Fallon Park Boathouse

We're excited that with your help we're now in 2 locations: North and South STL city. 

We will be having two separate dates for each location, for a bigger and better impact

The goal of B&B is to cultivate an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

This month we will discuss the historic East STL Riots, America's greatest and bloodiest Race Riot that occurred July 1st- July 5th 1917.

Books and Breakfast | July | East STL Riots | South STL
Jul
23
9:00 am09:00

Books and Breakfast | July | East STL Riots | South STL

  • Blank Space

We're excited that with your help we're now in 2 locations: North and South STL city. 

We will be having two separate dates for each location, for a bigger and better impact

The goal of B&B is to cultivate an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

This month we will discuss the historic East STL Riots, America's greatest and bloodiest Race Riot that occurred July 1st- July 5th 1917.

    Friday Freedom Flix | July | Spies of Mississippi
    Jul
    22
    6:30 pm18:30

    Friday Freedom Flix | July | Spies of Mississippi

    Spies of Mississippi - The Campaign To Stop Freedom Summer's Civil Rights Movement of 1964

    Spies of Mississippi is a journey into the world of informants, infiltrators, and agent provocateurs in the heart of Dixie.

    The film tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain “the Mississippi way of life,” white supremacy, during the 1950s and ‘60s. The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission (MSSC) evolved from a predominantly public relations agency to a full-fledged spy operation, spying on over 87,000 Americans over the course of a decade.

    The Commission employed a network of investigators and informants, including African Americans, to help infiltrate some of the largest Black organizations like National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). The MSSC was granted broad powers to investigate private citizens and organizations, keep secret files, make arrests, and compel testimony for a state that, as civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot says in the film, “was committed to an apartheid system that would make South Africa blush.”

    The film reveals the full scope and impact of the Commission, including its links to private white supremacist organizations, its ties to investigative agencies in other states, and even its program to bankroll the opposition to civil rights legislation in Washington D.C.

    Weaving in chilling footage of Ku Klux Klan rallies and government propaganda films alongside rare images and interviews from the period, Spies of Mississippi tracks the Commission’s hidden role in many of the most important chapters of the civil rights movement, including the integration of the University of Mississippi, the assassination of Medgar Evers, and the KKK murders of three civil rights workers in 1964.

    #REMEMBERHER - Honoring the lives of Black Women
    Jul
    13
    6:00 pm18:00

    #REMEMBERHER - Honoring the lives of Black Women

    • City Garden

    As we approach a year after our sister Sandra Bland's life was cut short by the violence of white supremacy, we #REMEMBERHER and ALL Black women that have been taken as a result of state or community violence.

    There have been ~ 11 Black women killed this year by police.

    There have been ~ 13 Black women killed this year in St. Louis by community or domestic partners.

    We will be honoring their lives. We encourage you to join us if you are in St. Louis. If you are outside, we encourage your to take some time to speak their names. If you would like to tweet us the names of beloved Black women that guide your spirit, we will amplify. We must remember them.  

    People's Pantry Free Food Program | May
    Jun
    11
    9:00 am09:00

    People's Pantry Free Food Program | May

    • Parking Lot

    In the spirit of the Black Panther Party and an extension of the Books and Breakfast program, we are launching our People's Pantry Free Food Program to combat the food deserts plaguing our communities.

    Come grab a box of food and fellowship with the neighborhood.

    Books and Breakfast | February | Marcus Garvey
    Feb
    27
    8:00 am08:00

    Books and Breakfast | February | Marcus Garvey

    • OFallon YMCA

    The last Saturday of each month is dedicated to Books and Breakfast, a community event for the Greater St. Louis area. Facilitated by HandsUpUnited, the goal of B&B is to cultivate an environment that promotes connectivity and open dialogue surrounding social justice issues, political theory, and educational development.

    If you have not experienced this amazing program, please stop by and learn a little bit about Marcus Garvey and HandsUp United.

    handsupunited.org

     

    CLOSING RECEPTION "State of Denial" w/HandsUp United
    Jan
    20
    5:00 pm17:00

    CLOSING RECEPTION "State of Denial" w/HandsUp United

    • ThoughtWorks San Francisco

    Join Hands Up United + curator/director Ashara Ekundayo + artist Mark Harris for the closing reception and artist talk for "State of Denial"

    Omi Gallery SF at ThoughtWorks San Francisco 

    WEDNESDAY, JAN 20th, 6:00-9:00pm. FREE.  Open to the public.

    About "State of Denial"
    I began this series in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, MO. It is a cathartic response to the recent surge of murders of unarmed African American men by police in the United States. These events forced me to examine my own ideas about “post–racial” America and its promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for all. After this examination I found myself with two choices: stay ignorant, and believe the illusion that America is and always has been great and democratic; or do some research and discover the ugly truth about the history of white supremacy and institutionalized racism at the roots of American society. This body of work explores the continued effects of that legacy today. It is meant to challenge us as citizens to cultivate discussion, civic engagement and action.
    - Mark Harris

    About Omi Gallery SF @ Thoughtworks
    Omi Gallery at ThoughtWorks San Francisco is a creative partnership with Impact Hub Oakland exploring cultural equity, tech innovation, and social change through exhibition and dialogue. 

    Books and Breakfast | October | Black Panthers
    Oct
    15
    2:00 pm14:00

    Books and Breakfast | October | Black Panthers

    During the last Saturday of EVERY month, we host our FREE Books and Breakfast event where we serve warm breakfast platters to community members and give away Black and Brown liberation books.

    Join us:

    October 31st . 9AM-11AM . O'Fallon Park Boathouse.

    Theme : Black Panthers

    We are looking for volunteers to help us with this event. Please sign up here: http://handsupunited.ivolunteer.com/bnbstl

    Cary Ball Jr. Candle Light Vigil
    Aug
    18
    7:00 pm19:00

    Cary Ball Jr. Candle Light Vigil

    • Carr St & N 8th St Saint Louis, MO

    Tonight we will help up lift Cary Ball Jr. as we celebrate his day of birth with his family at 8pm. Downtown on 8th and Carr. 

    Roy Clay Sr. Graduation Ceremony
    Aug
    15
    Aug 16

    Roy Clay Sr. Graduation Ceremony

    • Lockerdome

    Join us in celebration of our heroic students for their Roy Clay Sr. Graduation Ceremony Sunday, August 16th 5-7PM @ Lockerdome 1221 Washington Ave in downtown Saint Louis.

    #UnitedWeFight Sunday: 8/9/2015
    Aug
    9
    10:00 am10:00

    #UnitedWeFight Sunday: 8/9/2015

    11:00am: Silent March @ Canfield to Greater St. Mark’s Church, 9950 Glen Owen Dr. in support of the Mike Brown Jr. Memorial Weekend
    1:00pm: The People’s Brunch @ W. Florissant Ave.
    7:30pm: Clergy Discussion with Cornel West @ Greater St. Mark’s Church, 9950 Glen Owen Dr.
    8:00pm: Ferguson Is Everywhere Concert @ Fubar, 3108 Locust St.

    #UnitedWeFight Saturday: 8/8/2015
    Aug
    8
    10:00 am10:00

    #UnitedWeFight Saturday: 8/8/2015

    11:00am: Youth Chalk Out @ Forest Park Visitor’s Center
    2:00pm: March from Vonderrit Memorial to Block Party (March @ Shaw Blvd. & Klemm St., Block Party at corner of Grand Blvd. and Arsenal St.)
    7:00pm: Ferguson Rocks Concert @ Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Ave.

    #UnitedWeFight Friday: 8/7/2015
    Aug
    7
    9:00 am09:00

    #UnitedWeFight Friday: 8/7/2015

    10:00am: Youth Art Build @ O’Fallon Park (Boathouse), 2001 E Harris Ave
    3:00pm: Memorial Build @ Kajieme Memorial, corner of Riverview Blvd. and McLaran Ave.
    6:00pm: Policing for Black + LGBTQ Liberation @ UMSL Millennial Student Center, SGA Chamber
    8:00pm: Whose Streets Documentary @ Nine Network, 3653 Olive St.

    #UNITEDWEFIGHT AUGUST 7-10
    Aug
    7
    Aug 10

    #UNITEDWEFIGHT AUGUST 7-10

    #UNITEDWEFIGHT

    It has been almost one year since the murder of Michael Brown, Jr. and the uprising that followed. Our movement has grown immensely and here in Ferguson and St. Louis, we continue to fight for all those who have been lost. From August 7-10th, we will stand together, united in purpose, as we uphold our commitment to this movement for Black Lives.