Chicago Demands Justice for Philando Castile Solidarity Rally & March

June 18, 2017 - 3 PM

53rd & King Drive

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago & Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

Contact Info: https://www.facebook.com/blacklivesmatterchi/

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The acquittal of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, in the murder of Philando Castile is another act of legalized terrorism in the United States! Such acts of police terror are inexcusable and highlight how the entire system conspires to protect police who kill us and are rarely held accountable. Since the founding of this country, built on indigenous peoples’ genocide, we have dealt with the unchecked violence against Black and brown people: from southern sheriffs and vigilantes to urban cops! No longer can we allow this brutality to go unchecked and violate our human rights everyday in the US and abroad! We have to expose the connections between state violence and painful and deadly street violence fueled by poverty, cycles of trauma and desperation. People cannot call the cops when trouble happens, because cops often make things worse. Remember last Christmas when young Quintonio LeGreir called for help and ended up dead along with Bettie Jones, mother of five, killed by by officer Robert Rialmo. We need other solutions.

This Fathers Day join us in standing up to a system that legalizes our murder by police and perpetuates conditions that result in violence on our streets. This system has produced too much Black death.

March for Philando Castile! Father of one.

March for RonnieMan Johnson! Father of five.

March for all our fathers, mother’s, siblings and children killed by police

March for all this system has failed, abandoned, tortured and killed

Lift up their names:
Xavier Joy
Rekia Boyd
Pierre Loury
Chad Robertson
Takiyah Holmes
Tywone Lee
Kanari Gentry Bowers
…& so many more

June 16 was Soweto Day when youth of South Africa rose up against a racist state. Monday is Juneteenth (June 19) when in 1865 enslaved people in Texas celebrated the end of chattel slavery. And so on June 18, 2017 the struggle continues in Chicago.

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Endorsed by:
the #LetUsBreathe Collective
Black Lives Matter: Chicago
R3 Coalition
Lifted Voices
CLAW
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Women’s March IL
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Pilsen Alliance
Northside Action For Justice
Lugenia Burns Hope Center
Southside Together Organizing for Power – STOP.
Fight For 15 Chicago
Answer Chicago