FOSATH: Friends of Scott, Alexis & Taun Hall
Immediately after Miles was killed, and before The Miles Hall Foundation took shape, a group of family friends, neighbors and concerned community members formed to fight for justice for Miles. They called themselves FOSATH: Friends of Scott, Alexis and Taun Hall.
The Hall family has said that they couldn’t have made it through those early days and months without the courageous leadership and tireless devotion of FOSATH volunteers.
Click the button below to learn more about FOSATH, and the core group of volunteers who started the #JusticeForMilesHall movement
Turning Pain Into Purpose
June 2, 2019
June 2nd 2019 is the day Miles was taken from this world.
Miles needed professional help, care, and compassion. Instead he was met by police officers who didn't follow procedures and training, who escalated a situation that called for de escalation, and who shot and killed an scared and unarmed 23 year old young Black man in a mental health emergency running back to his home just a block away.
Today we honor June 2nd as a Day of Remembrance in Contra Costa County and Miles' Angelversary. He is missed every day. His family and the rest of The Miles Hall Foundation is working to turn this unimaginable pain into purpose.
Fighting For Justice
Immediately after Miles was killed, and before The Miles Hall Foundation took shape, a group of friends, neighbors, family, and concerned community members formed to fight for justice for Miles. They called themselves FOSATH.
Most had never been activists, but the horror of Miles’ death galvanized them to make change.
These friends were passionate and talented, pooling their skills, resources and imaginations to support the Hall family and to motivate and activate the community.
Learn more about FOSATH and origins of the #JusticeForMilesHall movement here.
The Miles Hall Foundation
Based on the solid foundation of community-based activism, and the strong core values of grassroots organizing for racial and social justice established by FOSATH, the Hall Family created the Miles Hall Foundation: a nonprofit organization working to prevent the tragedy of Miles’ death from happening to any other family and end the stigma and criminalization of mental illness.
As the foundation has grown, there has been a natural shift from our original fiery, justice-driven, grassroots group of FOSATH volunteers (who are still here, still demanding and activating for change) to one that had a deliberate, long-term, and sustainable focus as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.