1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

SURJ-CHICAGO WORKSHOP

Showing Up for Racial Justice-Chicago Chapter
A World Without Police,
Part 1: History of Policing

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30-8:00 PM, Free

Want to know why so many Chicagoans are calling for police reform or abolition? Come to SURJ’s first “A World Without Police” workshop: “A History of Policing in Chicago, from 1850 to the 2017.” We’ll explain the racist origins of policing in the United States, study how, decade after decade, the police have systemically targeted black and brown Chicagoans, learn about failed attempts to reform the CPD , and explore how black and brown Chicagoans have led efforts to hold Chicago police accountable for their unconstitutional and violent actions. Led by activists and historians, the workshop will take us to the present moment, addressing ongoing CPD and ICE cooperation, as well as plans for the new police academy

This is the first in a 3-part series, designed to 1) explain why Chicago needs police abolition, 2) introduce Chicagoans to what police abolition looks like in practice (both systemically and individually) and 3) help Chicagoans participate in abolitionist campaigns.

Workshop Dates:
Part One: History of Policing – October 11
Part Two: Alternatives to Calling the Police – October 25
Part Three: Moving to Action, FOP Contract – November 8

REGISTER HERE! https://goo.gl/R3nGuL

-Venue is accessible via the Blue Line, the Milwaukee, Division, & Ashland Buses and there is on-street parking.
– There is a ramp available (upon request) to provide access over the one step into the building.
– The location has one gender-inclusive bathroom, but that bathroom is not ADA compliant.



Filed under: social justice, Uncategorized, workshop

SURJ-CHICAGO WORKSHOP

Showing Up for Racial Justice- Chicago Chapter
Thinking Systemically Workshop

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30-8:30 PM, Free

While white supremacy & racism like those on display in Charlottesville this August are often easy to identify, the systems that create and feed such horror can be much harder to identify and dismantle — even though these systems exist as part of our everyday lives. To build a just, anti-racist society, we need to learn more about how systemic racism works in our backyard. When we do that, we’re taking another step on our anti-racist journey and standing in solidarity with Charlottesville.

In this workshop we’ll discuss what system-level racism is and how it differs from individual-level racism. We’ll also examine how system-level racism operates in Chicago’s housing, education, and policing. When you leave, you’ll have enough background knowlege to identify what anti-racist, solution-based campaigns you want to join right here in Illinois!

Register Here!: https://goo.gl/forms/nViMTwbrGuve75kK2

-Venue is accessible via the Blue Line, the Milwaukee, Division, & Ashland buses and there is on-street parking.
– There is a ramp available (upon request) to provide access over the one step into the building.
– The location has one gender-inclusive bathroom, but that bathroom is not ADA compliant.



Filed under: social justice, workshop