The Urban League regrets the violence that took place on August 9, 2015. We echo the sentiments of Michael Brown’s family in our call for peaceful demonstrations in the pursuit of justice for victims of police brutality. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is a social service and advocacy organization that works to fulfill its mission of Empowering Communities and Changing Lives.