50th Anniversary of Assassination of MLK: We Say No More!

April 4, 2018 - 6 PM - 7:15 PM

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Black Lives Matter Chicago, Resist Reimagine Rebuild Chicago, BYP 100

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On April 4 – WE SAY NO MORE

“I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. , (assassinated April 4, 1968)

STAND WITH US in Daley Plaza
April 4th at 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
RESIST. REIMAGINE. REBUILD. / Freedom Cities – LED BY MEMBER GROUPS Black Lives Matter-CHI AND BYP100

STOP STATE AND POLICE VIOLENCE
STOP ECONOMIC VIOLENCE
STOP SEXUAL VIOLENCE, SCHOOL AND STREET VIOLENCE
STOP ICE AND END THE RACIST GANG DATABASE
REINVEST IN SCHOOLS AND SERVICES
COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT FOR THE SOUTH SIDE
#NOCOPACADEMY

Last week the city of Sacramento exploded after the police murder of yet another unarmed Black man, Stephon Clarke, a 23 year-old father of two. Clarke’s family felt the pain and rage that so many families have felt in the face of this kind of wanton state violence. And Louisiana has just deemed the gruesome shooting of a penned down and pleading Alton Sterling, justifiable, by not bringing charges against the police who killed him. Closer to home, we are still reeling from the murder of DeCynthia Clements by the Elgin Police on March 12, and April 4 will be the third anniversary of the murder of Justus Howell by Zion, IL. P.D. Just last week Chicago top cop, Eddie Johnson, refused to fire a police officer who shot Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones the day after Christmas in their home after LeGrier called for help. After five years of protest, investigations, exposes in the media, and special commissions – we have to ask America, do Black lives matter, yet?

We stand with the #METOO movement against sexual violence, launched by sister Tarana Burke. This extends to the ongoing struggle to combat violence against queer and trans folk an sex workers as well as others, and is felt most intensely by poor women and women of color. We stand with the young people who mobilized for the #Marchforourlives on March 24 to stand up to the racism and rigidly gun loving NRA and to the politicians they seemingly own. But on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, we are reminded of the movement’s unfinished agenda of militarism, racism and poverty.

STAND WITH US in Daley Plaza
April 4th at 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
RESIST. REIMAGINE. REBUILD. / Freedom Cities – LED BY MEMBER GROUPS Black Lives Matter-CHI AND BYP100

Join us on April 4 and again as we support the actions on April 20

We are demanding:

#JusticeForStephonClark #JusticeForDecynthiaClements#JusticeForLaquan #JusticeForRekia #JusticeForRonnieMan
#JusticeForBettieJones #JusticeForQuintonio #JusticeForAmaiaTyrae#JusticeForJUSTUSHowell #JusticeForThemAll

We demand immediate cancellation of Rahm Emanuel’s plans to build a $95 million cop academy in West Garfield Park. #NOCOPACADEMY

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Supported by:
Assata’s Daughters
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration
Brave Space Alliance
Journey 4 Justice
Lifted Voices
Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project
Arab American Action Network
US Palestinian Community Network