Protest: Take Fascist Balbo Monument Down Now!

August 23, 2017 - 6 PM - 8 PM

Balbo Monument, 1400 S Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: ANSWER Chicago

From Charlotesville to Chicago to the White House …
Shut Down White Supremacy!
Racist Monuments: Take Them All Down!

All Out! Descend on Chicago’s Monument to Racism and Fascism on August 23! Bring your signs and banners!

Info: 773-885-3991

In 1933 the Italian Fascist Benito Mussolini gave the city of Chicago what is known as the Balbo Monument. Italo Balbo himself was also a fascist and Mussolini’s right-hand man who oversaw the occupation and destruction of North Africa during World War 2.

Today that monument still stands in Chicago’s Burnham Park as an enduring symbol of white supremacy and racism. The inscription on that statue puts to rest any doubts about its intent, declaring it to be a gift from “Fascist Italy” to commemorate the “Roman Imperialism” of Balbo. The monument openly celebrates “the eleventh year of the fascist era.”

While numerous historical campaigns have been launched to remove the insulting monument, most prominently in the aftermath of WW2, the city’s political elite has each time ignored the will of the people. Now, with American fascism once again on the rise, it’s more important than ever for us to make clear that we will not tolerate the celebration of hateful, racist and anti-worker ideologies.

The veneration of fascism has no place in the world that we want to build. We demand the immediate removal of the Balbo Moment and the re-naming of Balbo Street. We demand that every racist monument in Chicago and across the country be taken down immediately!

Tear down all racist and fascist monuments!

If your organization would like to endorse, call us at 773-885-3991

Peace/Restoration March

August 26, 2017 - 4 PM - 6 PM

Bronzeville Community Garden, 51st & Calumet (Southeast Corner), Chicago, Illinois 60615

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago

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We have been working with Bronzeville community members to develop restorative justice practices and negotiate peace and healing with rival street tribes that are in to it with each other. To help stop the violence and bring the much needed resources to the community, we need everyone to come together and let our collective voices be heard!

Join us if you want to increase the peace, heal families who’ve lost loved ones to gun violence and demand resources like economic revitalization, mental health care, literacy programs, child care, community centers and high paying jobs!

We will make stops on 47th street and close out at RonnieMan Park off 53rd and King drive.
#BlackLivesMatter
#BlackLoveMatters

Nationwide Solidarity Peaceful March – Chicago

October 7, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Supporting Organizations: Nationwide Solidarity Peaceful March

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This will be a day for everyone with a compassionate heart and open mind to come together and celebrate love and unity! This will be a non-violent march. Our hope is to give everyone a day to celebrate our differences all while uniting together! We encourage peace, no violence, and above all else Love for one another.