Assata’s Daughters, People’s Response Team, For the People’s Artist Collective, BTGNC Collective, and many community groups are in the fight against Rahm’s plan to build a $95 Million police academy in West Garfield Park.Find out more and follow#NoCopAcademy to learn about the campaign.
WHAT: In “Making All Black Lives Matter,” award-winning historian and longtime activist Barbara Ransby outlines the scope and genealogy of this movement, situating it squarely in a Black radical tradition, and focused on some of the most marginalized members of the Black community. Join her and Aislinn Pulley for a discussion, Q&A, and signing.
WHAT: Join the Chicago Torture Justice Center’s group RISE (Realizing & Implementing Strategies to End Police Violence) for a community discussion on the role we can take as people directly impacted by police, in creating a reality where police violence no longer exists.
WHAT: Ag47 is hosting a benefit show for Assata’s Daughters. All funds collected at the door will go directly to Assata’s Daughters to help them continue to do amazing work. We are beyond thrilled that Negative Scanner, The Breathing Light, and alouette. have all signed on to make this event happen. If you can’t make this event and still would like to donate, visit: http://www.assatasdaughters.org/supportus/.
WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 8 PM – 11:59 PM
WHERE: Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
WHAT: Come out to support the fight for community control over the Chicago police with a night of live music and spoken word. With over 52,000 supporters strong, find out more about the CPAC ordinance and learn not only why implementing CPAC would give power back to the people, but how the people’s movement for CPAC has been shaking up the city.
WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7 PM – 11:30 PM
WHAT: Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises is a community based movement to train folx in de-escalation techniques and protect mentally ill and pyschiatrically disabled community members from police. Come thru to this workshop at Caliwaukee North.
WHAT: Join Chicago Community Bond Fund and textile artist Rachel Wallis for a community quilting circle for Inheritance: Quilting Across Prison Walls. Inheritance is a collaboration with a group of women in Cook County Jail. Over the course of the summer, they have been writing, drawing and telling stories about the idea of inheritance – what was passed down to them in their families and what they want to pass down to their children and grandchildren. No experience necessary. Free and open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Chicago Freedom School, 719 S State St, 4th Floor, Chicago
WHAT: Giving Projects are an innovative, participatory model of funding social change and building community. Each Project is made up of an intergenerational, cross-race, cross-class, cross-identity group, each of whom makes a donation of an amount that is meaningful to them. Over the course of six months, the Crossroads Fund Giving Project brings together community building, political education, fundraising and grantmaking for the benefit of groups organizing for racial, social, and economic justice in Chicago.
WHEN: Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Crossroads Fund, 3411 West Diversey Ave #20, Chicago
WHAT: The Chicago Community Bond Fund invites you to come celebrate a year of progress in our shared struggle to end money bond and pretrial incarceration. There will be food, drinks, music, dancing, and a raffle! We hope to see you there.
WHEN: Saturday, November 17 at 7 PM – 11 PM
WHERE: Preston Bradley Center Mason Hall, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago