Telling the Stories from the Grounds of Ferguson Faces of the Movement Website: tumblr.com Services: Art Direction, Web Design, Branding, Marketing & Communications, Project Management Faces of the Movement is a daily-release photo project that highlights the stories of everyday people who have joined together to fight for justice against police brutality in the United States. Faces of the Movement is a collaboration between Civic Creatives leader, De Nichols, and photographer, Attilio D’Agostino. Created during the Ferguson rebellion in St. Louis, MO, Faces of the Movement exists to share the stories and faces of individuals who invest their time, livelihoods, and lives in the national movement spurned across the United States since August 9, 2014. Our team was called upon to help develop the online design outputs for the project as well as manage its creative strategy and branding. Selected Participant Stories “This movement, this work, these protests were never optional for me. Mike went to one of the schools where I place teachers. All of our children belong to all of us. I have a responsibility to defend their dignity. I am because they are. So some might say that this movement is outside of my job description. That I’m out of my depth. On the contrary - our children have stood in the middle of this and they have led me. I am exactly where I need to be. And by God’s grace and the power of the people, we will make equity reality.” Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) Teach for America “They say that the greatest weapon the oppressor has is the mind of the oppressed. I must say, I am no longer afraid. So I ask my brothers and sisters to stop turning your heads and closing your eyes to dream. Instead, turn around, open your eyes, and stay awake. It is our duty to fight for our future… to be free. It is our duty to win.” Marcellus Buckley ``The Ferguson Poet`` “I’m increasingly amazed at how a movement started to fight such divisions and injustice can create a family of choice that is so authentically loving and supportive. Proof, I think, that the light of love does dispel hate.” Elizabeth Vega Artivists STL Lead Artist “I believe you can be bruised but never broken. We are focused and resilient. And we will continue to fight for and work to create the change needed to protect black brilliance, black love, and black lives.” Ned Lost Voices Member “I believe one should act upon what moves their heart. Ferguson has moved my heart… so I have acted.” Sunny Behind the Scenes of Faces of the Movement Press Feministing. “New Favorite Tumblr: Faces of the Movement,” August 2015. St. Louis Public Radio. “Portraits of protesters aim for ‘stillness’ over chaos,” May 2015. Afropunk. “Faces of the New Civil Rights Movement,” February 2015.