We Shall Overcome: Justice for Dejanay & Ciara

October 25, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Chicago Police Department Headquarters,  3510 South Michigan, Chicago, IL  (near 35th CTA green line and Sox/35th red CTA bus) 

Supporting Organizations: Equality Illinois

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Call to Action

WHAT: Following the unsolved murders of two black transgender women in Chicago in 2018 and as the Trump Administration readies a new attack on transgender people across the country, transgender advocates will hold a press conference and rally to demand an update into the murders of Dejanay Stanton (she, her) and Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier (she, her) from the Chicago Police Department and request that elected officials and candidates for city offices provide a plan that will seek justice and curb violence towards transgender people specifically targeting transgender women of color.

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 | Press Conference: 6:30pm and
Rally to follow

Where: Chicago Police Department Headquarters
3510 South Michigan | Chicago
(near 35th CTA green line and Sox/35th red CTA bus)

Speakers in order of the program (2 minutes per speaker)
• Reyna Ortiz, Board Vice Chair, Equality Illinois (she/her)
• Valerie Charm | Mother of Dejanay Stanton (she/her)
• Channyn Lynne Parker | Manager, Broadway Youth Center (she/her)
• LaSaia Wade | CEO, Brave Space Alliance (she/they)
• Beverly Ross | transgender community advocate (she/her)
• Lia Stokes aka Amailia Black | entertainer and community activist (she/her)
• Gearah Goldstein | transgender community advocate (she/her)
• Brian C. Johnson | CEO, Equality Illinois (he/him)
• Elise Malary | transgender community advocate (she/her)

LGBTQ clergy will lead a human chain around the perimeter of the police department hymning “We Shall Overcome.”