Ferguson: Rev. Al Sharpton to Kick Off Justice for Michael Brown Weekend; 4-Day Event Could 'Help Save People's Lives,' Says Pastor

(Photo: Reuters)The late Michael Brown, 18.

Rev. Al Sharpton will kick off the four-day "Justice For Michael Brown" weekend event on Friday in honor of the late teen.

The event will begin with a leadership breakfast where Sharpton, who has been lending his support to the Brown family since the late teen's shooting death, will speak. The parents of Brown, Michael Brown and Lesley McSpadden, will also do press and a luncheon will be held to discuss preparations for the grand jury verdict.

"We're just hoping that whatever the verdict is that we can help save people's lives and move forward," Rev. Tommie L. Pierson Sr., pastor at Greater St. Mark Church told The Christian Post exclusively.

Pierson agreed to hold the event, which he said will be "peaceful," at the church. He hopes to educate attendees about the legal system and the need for voting which he says "is more important than most of us think."

On Aug. 9 Brown, who was unarmed, was shot and killed by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson following an altercation. His body lay in the middle of the street outside the Canfield Green Apartments for four hours and the "Justice For Michael Brown" event is being held for one day of each hour his body was left there by police.

On Saturday a "Youth Hip Hop Day" will be held for youth between the ages 2-12 at St. Mark's. A workshop will also be held to educate the community about police brutality and the legal system.

The church will also host a Gospel concert on Sunday followed by a "Community Get Out The Vote Rally" to wrap up the event on Monday.

Since the shooting death of Brown, protesters have taken to the streets of Ferguson everyday demanding justice in the form of Wilson's arrest. Witnesses say the shooting was unprovoked but Wilson claims he shot him in self-defense.

A St. Louis County grand jury is still hearing evidence in the case and they are expected to decide Wilson's fate well before the Jan. 7 deadline.

Sharpton recently blasted Wilson's self-defense claim after leaked testimony reports surfaced online last week.

(Photo: Reuters/Richard Perry/Pool)Rev. Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson (R) touch the casket of Michael Brown at St. Pete's Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2014.

"Darren Wilson said he was in fear of his life. The only gun there was Darren Wilson's," Sharpton asked at his National Action Network headquarters last week. "You are asking me to believe that a young man that was shot and knew he didn't have a gun ran back at you, in toward a gun that already shot him?"