Kayla Reed - Co-Director
Kayla Reed (she/her) is a 28 year old Black, queer, activist and organizer from St. Louis, Missouri. The Ferguson Uprising catapulted Kayla into activism. She’s worked on campaigns to redefine public safety from an oppressive policing force to a holistic investment model. She also worked on legislative campaigns resulting in the passing of civilian oversight and the city’s policy on racial equity. In addition to leading Action St. Louis, Kayla also co-founded the Electoral Justice Project (EJP) of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), which seeks to build Black political power for our movement. Kayla founded Action St. Louis, a millennial Black-led collective working to build the Black political power necessary to transform our communities.. Kayla has been published in the Washington Post, Huffington Post and VICE News and was recognized as one of CNN's Disruptors and by Delux Magazine in their inaugural Power 100. Follow Kayla on twitter/IG @iKaylaReed.
Michelle Higgins - Co-Director
Michelle Higgins is a founding member of Faith for Justice. She is an organizer, administrator and worship leader. She serves with Action Saint Louis, the Electoral Justice Project of the Movement for Black Lives, and directs worship for South City Church in Saint Louis. Michelle can also be heard on the podcast Truth's Table. She earned an M.Div at Covenant Theological Seminary and currently works for campaigns centering Black radicalism in prison abolition and building political power. She lives with her family in Saint Louis city, their hometown. Follow Michelle on twitter @AfroRising.
Michael Milton is lead bail disrupter for The Bail Project, an organization committed to end cash bail policies in hopes of decriminalizing poverty. Mike serves in various capacities across the city of St. Louis, including with Action St. Louis as a committee member and with different WorkDay projects with local churches and organizations. To learn more about Michael, follow him on Facebook.