Episode 9: Rasheen Aldridge Jr.

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Episode 9: Rasheen Aldridge Jr.

It’s nextSTL.com in a podcast! In this episode we speak with Rasheen Aldridge, Jr. Born and raised in St. Louis, Rasheen is a community organizer and activist. Growing up in the City of St. Louis, he attended the suburban Parkway school district. Rasheen is currently enrolled at Forest Park Community College and is a candidate for 5th Ward Democratic committeeman.

Named to the Ferguson Commission, Rasheen has protested on the streets of Ferguson and been a guest of President Barack Obama at the White House. He also serves as director of an organization called Young Activist United St. Louis and sits as student co-chair on the Missouri Jobs with Justice. In addition, Rasheen is a leader in the Show Me 15 workers’ rights movement advocating living wages for fast food workers and others. You can find Rasheen on Twitter @SheenBean32.


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