Over the past three days, citizens in Chicago and other cities across the United States have united in protest in response to the wrongful death of George Floyd. George Floyd was an unarmed black man who was murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer on May 25th, 2020. More from ChiTribe>>
Jewish Events in Solidarity with the Black Community in Chicago
Join us Thursday for a virtual rally at 4:30pm Central in solidarity with our Black family. Join us as we stand together with our Black family members, our neighbors, and the larger community to speak out against racism.
Led by JCUA’s Kol Or caucus for Jews of Color, taking place at the Field House in Humboldt Park at 10:15 a.m. before the Chicago March of Justice for George Floyd. There will be song, prayer, and reflection. Black Jews need your allyship and support as we seek justice for George Floyd and dismantle white supremacy. We will then join the march together. If your Shabbat practice allows, we’re calling on you to join us.
The JCUA program will be from 10:30-11:00 at the Humboldt Park Field House, 1400 N. Humboldt Drive, which is a block south of North Avenue. We’ll then walk across the street to the rally at the Boat House at 11:00. The rally will be from 11:00-12:00 and then the march will be from 12:00-2:00. Register Here
Assata’s Daughters organizes young Black people in the Black Radical Tradition. Based in Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side. Assata’s Daughters is a Black women-led organization that provides political education, leadership development, mentorship, and revolutionary services.
Since 1973, when it was born from the movement to free Angela Davis and all political prisoners, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression has defended the rights of oppressed people in Illinois and around the world. We defend the civil liberties of workers, activists, and prisoners. We struggle against white supremacy, the prison-industrial complex, and state violence. We demand community control of the police and full representation for Black people and other poor and oppressed people at all levels of government.
“Chicago Community Bond Fund is in awe of the amount of donations we have received in the last few days. Over 16,000 people have generously ensured we have over $1.2 million available to pay bond for people arrested right now and eventually end money bail and pretrial incarceration.”
The Chicago Torture Justice Center seeks to address the traumas of police violence and institutionalized racism through access to healing and wellness services, trauma-informed resources, and community connection. The Center is a part of and supports a movement to end all forms of police violence.
Circles & Ciphers is a hip-hop infused restorative justice organization led by and for young people impacted by violence. Through art-based peace circles, education, and direct action we collectively heal and work to bring about the abolition of the prison-industrial complex. Located at 1545 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626.
MBMHMC works to help Chicago youth explore, experience, and evolve within the local Chicago community. The small business relief fund supports ongoing efforts to repair small businesses in Black communities in the wake of violence perpetrated by out-of-state actors. They encourage donations and welcome volunteers.
“On May 25, 2020, my life shattered as I learned of the tragic passing of my dear brother, George. My family and I watched in absolute horror as the now infamous and horrifying video began to spread quickly throughout social media. What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother’s neck, obstructing his ability to breathe. As some officers knelt on his neck, other officers participated and watched; no one took any action to save my brother’s life. Those officers would continue to brutalize my brother until he died.”
National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. We are people who have been impacted by cages — either by being in them ourselves or witnessing our families and loved ones be encaged. We are queer, trans, young, elder, and immigrant. Learn more at www.nationalbailout.org.
Liberation Library provides books to youth in prison to encourage imagination, self-determination and connection to outside worlds of their choosing. We believe access to books is a right, not a privilege. We believe books and relationships empower young people to change the criminal justice system.
SOUL believes that our faith calls us to the fight for justice for all, especially those who have historically been marginalized and oppressed. Our mission is to assist low-income people of color in the Chicago Southland to build power, then subsequently leverage that power to fight for their own interest and liberation. We achieve this mission by partnering with congregations, people of faith and local community groups, training them in disciplined organizing strategies, to build leadership, create public policy and foster legislation, engage in direct action, and hold their public officials accountable to the interest of their communities.