Charlottesville Is a Call to Renewed Action Against Racism and Neo-Fascism. We are outraged and deeply saddened by the rampage of racist terror and violence that was rained down upon the people of Charlottesville this past weekend. The murder of Heather Heyer, the vicious beating of De’Andre Harris and the injuries suffered by dozens more are the bitter harvest of a season of racial hatred seeded by the President of the United States himself. We understand that the threat extends beyond Charlottesville.
Resist. Reimagine. Rebuild. Coalition. (R3) will join The Majority and the National Movement for Black Lives in a Day of Action on August 19, 2017 at Stephen Douglas’s Tomb, 636 E. 35th Street, Chicago, IL. Stephen Douglas was at 19th century Illinois politician and slaveholder who donated land to help establish the University of Chicago. Organizers have been demanding that the university develop a reparations plan in response.
The R3 Coalition in Chicago is an anti-racist group of 32 progressive organizations and labor unions determined to push back, on the local and state level against a right wing agenda that threatens our values, our communities and our lives.