October 2021

In terms of this month’s community work, we’ll have our fourth session with SJI’s Portal Project, and will teach a virtual Linking Anti-Blackness & Anti-Immigration session to adult members of the Pilgrim Congregational Church of Oak Park on October 7th. On the academic side, we’ll join our friend Timmy Châu in a virtual talk on…

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September 2021

Our second and final piece for the Funambulist’s Correspondents series dropped at the end of August. The essay, Forcing Black People to Interact with Police Is Itself State Violence, examines the city of Chicago’s recent announcement that the westside cop academy—whose construction begins this fall—will include a Boys & Girls Club. Our piece locates this…

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August 2021

We added a session for STOP Chicago’s Youth Action to our July calendar, offering an Intro to Prison Abolition and Trans & Queer Resistance to Policing workshop to Black youth on the South Side—our fourth summer with the program. We also learned that on Pride weekend, La Laboratoria Boricua de Vogue hosted a ball in…

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July 2021

We added a training-the-trainers workshop to our June schedule for the Defund CPD campaign, helping to bring more facilitators into the fold, and spread the demand to abolish the Chicago Police Department to neighborhoods across the city. Our conversation with E’mon Lauren for The Real Hoodwives of Chicago podcast was joyful and moving, touched on…

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