Showing Up for Racial Justice-Chicago Chapter
A World Without Police,
Part 2: Alternatives to Calling the Police
Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30-8:00 PM, Free
How do I begin building a world without police? How do I enact abolition in a world that still relies on policing? This workshop is designed to answer these questions. Together, we’ll examine when and why we think we should call the police and build a database of alternatives.
This is the second of our three-part, “A World Without Police” Series. It is 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. Participants will brainstorm about how they can participate in building a world without police right now. Participants do NOT have to attend Part 1 to attend this workshop, but should be familiar with abolition as a concept. We also strongly encourage participants to attend Part Three: “Moving to Action,” where they can learn more about abolitionist campaigns for systemic change.
Part One: History of Policing – October 11
Part Two: Alternatives to Calling the Police – October 25 & November 8
Part Three: Moving to Action – November 16 (to be held at a different venue TBD)
REGISTER for Alternatives to Calling the Police November 8 workshop HERE!
-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.
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