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Freedom Community Center

Joined in June 2021

About Us

Mission

The Freedom Community Center’s mission is to build a movement of survivors that will meaningfully address violence in St. Louis City and collectively design alternatives to state systems of punishment. Our community will fight to end mass incarceration and advocate for transformative justice approaches to reducing harm.

Our Work

The Freedom Community Center (FCC) is a new, Black-led organization in North St. Louis that was founded to dismantle systems of oppression that inflict harm and trauma on Black communities in St. Louis City, particularly the police and the criminal punishment system. We ground ourselves in the knowledge that the Black survivors of St. Louis have the solutions to the question: What will keep us safe? We seek to build a community-based approach centered in power, healing, accountability, and repair. Given the resources to alleviate immediate economic needs, the space to facilitate communal healing, and the time to dream collectively of alternative approaches, our community of survivors will meaningfully address harm happening in St. Louis City at the individual and systemic level. 

We have three main pillars of our work that drive us towards abolition. We build community, practice transformative responses to addressing violence, and resist systemic oppression. Each has independent components but each builds our power to advocate for broader systemic change as we push towards a community where violence is the rare exception.

Mission

The Freedom Community Center’s mission is to build a movement of survivors that will meaningfully address violence in St. Louis City and collectively design alternatives to state systems of punishment. Our community will fight to…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Poverty
  • Prison Reform
  • Victim Support

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