FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) - It is going to be an emotional weekend in St. Louis as our region marks the one year anniversary of the fatal shooting death of Michael Brown by former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Events are planned from later today through Monday.
The Ferguson Commission will meet for the 15th time at the Center for Workforce Innovation at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. At the meeting scheduled for 12:30p.m., members will finalize key areas of the group`s final report which is due to Governor Jay Nixon on September 15th. Nixon, who established the commission, will be present to thank commission members for their work.
In addition to the meeting, several protest groups that have come together under the ‘United We Fight’ banner have many events planned. Those include a concert August 7th, which our partners at the St. Louis Post- Dispatch report was moved from The Pageant to The Ambassador. The concert is called ‘Heal Our City: Mike Brown Benefit Concert.’ Michael Brown`s father will host the event which starts at 6p.m.
On August 8th at 9a.m., there is a silent march from Canfield Drive, where the shooting happened, to Normandy High School. At 2p.m. there will be another march from the Vonderrit Myers Memorial to Block Park. Tomorrow`s events wrap up with a7p.m. ‘Ferguson Rocks’ concert at The Ready Room.
On Sunday, August 9th, the actual shooting anniversary, there will be a moment of silence at 11:55a.m. to mark the time when the shooting happened. There will also be a silent march from the Canfield area to the Greater St. Mark`s Family Church.
Finally, there will be a 9p.m. concert called ‘Ferguson Is Everywhere’ at The Fubar. Rapper and Academy Award winner Common is scheduled to be present.
On Monday August 10th, the protest groups are planning what`s being called a day of civil disobedience and a national call to action.