Action groups across the nation are echoing the demands of protesters in Ferguson, Mo., with vigils over the weekend and Monday, the day of Michael Brown's funeral:
• In Detroit, area pastors will lead a group in in prayer outside the McNamara Federal Building at 6:30 p.m. ET Monday.
"It's the same day of the funeral of Michael Brown," said Ryan Bates, executive director of Michigan United, a faith and community organization. "People are outraged not only by the treatment of people in Ferguson but by the militarized police tactics that are popping up all over the country — including in Detroit."
• Saint Louis University is hosting a prayer vigil at 8:15 p.m. CT Sunday.
"Today, our new freshmen began arriving on campus, and I know they will have many questions about what is taking place in Ferguson," University President Fred Pestello wrote in a letter to students. "It is important that we as a University support them — and everyone in our SLU community — as we all reflect on the events taking place 12 miles away from our campus that now reverberate around the world."
• The Chico Peace & Justice Center in Chico, Calif., will have a candlelight vigil with speakers calling for racial justice at 7 p.m. PT Sunday.
• Protesters plan to gather outside the White House at 8 p.m. ET Monday. "We demand de-escalation of the police and the military," an event poster circulating on Twitter reads. "We demand swift and mighty justice for Michael Brown. Let's shine a light on #Ferguson."
• The Black Student Alliance is joining with other groups at the University of Colorado in Boulder for a vigil and memorial service at 7:30 p.m. MT Monday "in honor of Michael Brown, justice, and all youth of color slain through the effects of systemic racism."
• The St. Louis branch of the NAACP will have a youth march at 1 p.m. CT Saturday.