Steve Hollis

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Steve Hollis

Steve Hollis is a long-time labor leader with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFL-CIO), and community organizer/popular educator with The Justice Institute/Anti-Racism Collective.[1]

He as worked at Missouri Jobs with Justice, AFL-CIO, Gateway Green Alliance, U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is associated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and lives in Ferguson Missouri.

He is married to Audrey Hollis, and is the father of Vanya Hollis.


Studied at The University of Kansas.

Forward Motion

In 1992 Roger Allison, a farmer from Armstrong Missouri, and Executive Director of Missouri Rural Crisis Center and an activist against Chem Waste was interviewed about his work by Steve Hollis, a long time Forward Motion supporter, AFGE rep for the Farmers Home Administration in St. Louis, and union rep. on the board of the North American Farm Alliance, for the April 1992 joint Forward Motion/CrossRoads issue.

Freedom Road article


Steve Hollis, president of AFGE Local 3354 at the US Department of Agriculture and treasurer of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center contributed an article to Freedom Road number 2, Winter 2002, "Family Farmers Battle Corporate Pigs".

Rural Crisis Center

In 2001 Steve Hollis was president of AFGE Local 3354 at the US Department of Agriculture and treasurer of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center.[2]

FRSO ties


In 2015, it's the 30th anniversary of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, a group which members and friends of Freedom Road in Missouri have worked with from its earliest days. As Steve Hollis points out:

"For 30 years MRCC has successfully brought together family farmers, rural and urban working families, people who care about the environment and people of color to win justice. And, MRCC is working with urban youth to connect the dots between family farmers and the food we all eat."

MRRC board

Missouri Rural Crisis Center board 2014;[3]

The Justice Institute

In 2010, The Justice Institute-St. Louis Subcommittee on the United States Social Forum consisted of Rebecca Rogers, Montague Simmons, JuJu Jacobs, Steve Hollis, Justin Stein.[4]


Ferguson also symbolizes America’s 459-year-old open racial wound for many. Fifty-eight days after the killing of Michael Brown by White officer Darren Wilson, a band aid was not going to heal this wound.

“I’ve been trying to organize in North County over this apartheid situation up here, I feel that the scab broke and we are going to build a movement,” said Steve Hollis, a 66-year-old White male.[5]

Center Montague Simmons Jacob Branson, Emma Louise Mutrux, back right Steve Hollis, right Janelle Jackson

Freedom Road Socialist Organization members and friends in Ferguson.

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those indicating they would attend, on Facebook included Steve Hollis.[6]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward


Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those saying they would attend, on Facebook included Steve Hollis.[7]