O22 National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality

October 22, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Washington & Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Revolution Club Chicago

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POLICE GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER MUST STOP!
TAKE TO THE STREETS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
October 22, 2018, the 23rd annual National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation!
March and Rally: October 22, 2:30 pm Daley Plaza
(Washington & Dearborn in the Chicago Loop)

Police continue to brutalize and murder people, especially Black, Latino and Indigenous people. The system continues to almost always let brutal, murdering cops walk free. Now Donald Trump, and his keebler elf looking attorney general, Jeff Sessions, are saying ‘bring back Stop and Frisk’ and ‘courts should stop getting in the way of police trying to do their jobs,’ there will be more racial profiling and more police terror.
The conviction of the Chicago cop who murdered Laquan McDonald was a little taste of justice. But rivers of blood have been spilled by killer cops.
This must STOP, and it’s up to us to stop it. Laquan’s murderer got convicted because people took their refusal to put up with police getting away with murder into the streets; in Ferguson, in Baltimore, and all across the country, including in Chicago. Now is a time for those who have to live their lives under the guns and billy clubs of brutal, murdering cops to be joined by everybody who doesn’t want to live in a world where police get away with murder to join together to say: Police Terror Must STOP!
October 22 is the day to do this. It’s the National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. A day when those whose loved ones have been stolen from them by those sworn to protect and serve have a platform to speak of how the police have stolen the lives of their loved ones!; a day when others stand with them and call for this injustice to stop!
All out for October 22!

This call has been issued by:
Alice Howell, grandmother of Justus Howell, killed by police in Zion, Illinois, in 2015
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party, co-founder of Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Gloria Pinex, mother of Darius Pinex, killed by police in Chicago in 2011
Latoya Howell, mother of Justus Howell, killed by police in Zion, Illinois, in 2015
Panzy Edwards, mother of Dakota Bright, killed by police in Chicago, 2012
Veda Washington, Aunt of Alton Sterling, killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2016
Lashundia Key, mother of Aquoness “Quono” Cathery, killed by police in Chicago in 2017

Here We March, Here We Stay! March for Racial Equity

October 23, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Sacramento And Milwaukee, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Supporting Organizations: Somos Logan Square, Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance - LSEA, Chicago Teacher's Union, Logan Square Neighborhood Association

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Partners:

Center for Changing Lives
Chicago Teacher’s Union
Logan Square Neighborhood Association
LUCHA
Somos Logan Square

***Español debajo***

Join us and be part of the solution. It’s now or never for an inclusive and diverse Logan Square.

WHY WE ARE MARCHING

Families are more important than profit. We are tired of the Mayor and elected officials ignoring solutions to gentrification.

We want elected officials to do better for people of color.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

March with us on October 23rd.

Vote on November 6 and February 26.

LOGAN SQUARE FACTS:

19,200 Latinx displaced between 2000-2014

30% less families

Most teardowns in 2017

Most dramatic rent increase in city

SOLUTIONS:

Equitable transit oriented development

Demolition fee + local impact fund

Affordable homeownership for low income families

Family size units

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Únase a nuestra causa y sea parte de la solución para una comunidad más inclusiva. Es ahora o nunca.

¿POR QUÉ MARCHAMOS?

Las familias son mas importantes que el lucro. Estamos hartos de que el alcalde y nuestros representantes políticos ignoren nuestras soluciones al desplazamiento.

Queremos que las personas elegidas para representarnos trabajen mejor para las familias y personas de color.

¿QUÉ PUEDE HACER USTED?

Marche con nosotros el 23 de octubre.

Vote el 6 de noviembre y el 26 de febrero.

DATOS SOBRE LOGAN SQUARE:

19,200 Latin@s desplazad@s entre 2000 y 2014

30% menos de familias

Comunidad con el mayor número de demoliciones en 2017

Subida de rentas más dramática en la ciudad

SOLUCIONES

Viviendas accesibles y asequibles cerca del tren

Pago de comisiones por demoliciones en beneficio de un fondo comunitario

Descuentos en el precio de vivienda para familias que quieren comprar su casa

Departamentos y casas para familias de todos los tamaños

What’s Next? All out for #CPACNow!

October 23, 2018 - 10 AM - 12 PM

Chicago City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois 60602

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

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The conviction of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke for the murder and aggravated battery against Laquan McDonald raises the question of changing the structure of policing in Chicago to a new level. The people of Chicago expect action by our civic leaders to correct a situation in which Black and Brown people are wantonly killed by police while seemingly countless homicides take place unsolved. Clearly, “reform” is on the agenda, and we need the members of the City Council need to take a stand.

On October 23, 2018, at 10:00 am on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) will join with other Aldermen and community organizations to announce that they will invoke City Council Rule 41 to bring this ordinance to the floor for a vote.

The people have spoken In hearings across the city – the Mayor’s Task Force on Police Accountability, the City Council Public Safety Committee, and the U. S. Department of Justice. The people want democratic community control of the police, such as that embodied in the pending ordinance establishing an all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). In addition to the hearings, over 55,000 people have signed postcards to their aldermen demanding passage of this bill.

Free Gerald Reed! Evidentary Hearings (time TBD)

October 29, 2018 - 10 AM - 1 PM

Cook County Criminal Courthouse 2650 S. California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

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On October 29, 2018, Reed will be granted a new evidentary hearing. The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression calls on all people to join with Gerald Reed’s large family and community of friends to pack the court room and demand his immediate release. Join us on the 29th at 1PM at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse (26th and California), room 604 to free Gerald Reed!

On October 3, 1990, Gerald Reed, 27, was arrested and questioned about a double murder by Detectives Michael Kill and Victor Breska at Area 3 Homicide, members of the notorious “Midnight Crew” of torturer Jon Burge. They beat him and kicked him repeatedly, and broke a metal rod that was in his right thigh along with the surgical screws that held it in place, causing him excruciating pain. The rod had been surgically placed years before to repair his thigh-bone, which had been shattered by a gunshot.

Reed signed a false confession to end the beatings, but that did not stop the torture. For 27 years, Reed has been incarcerated for a crime he did not commit and the extensive damage to his leg has not been properly taken care of. Learn more about his case by visiting caarpr.org/freegeraldreed

Freeing the Captives: Demanding an End to Money Bail!

October 30, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Cook County Criminal Courthouse, 2650 S. California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Supporting Organizations: Reclaim Chicago, The People's Lobby, SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation

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WE’RE BACK ON!

Join us as we demand an end to money bail and continue the fight for mass liberation!

Take action to transform the racist criminal justice system from one based on over-policing and mass incarceration to one based on restorative justice and reinvestment in communities of color!

Call on the judges at Cook County Central Bond Court to stop locking people up for being Black and poor!

Take money out of the criminal justice system and put it into jobs, schools, and public services in communities of color!