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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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June 2021

The #NoCopAcademy Toolkit Release at the end of May was a huge success, and the resources dropped—a toolkit, timeline, and chant playlist—can all be accessed at the NCA website. Fittingly for a month full of much mourning, we also had a short poem of ours featured in a mix by DJ Sadie Woods for the…

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May 2021

April was full of surprise developments! Kay Ulanday Barrett featured our words in Lambda Literary, alongside those of TGNC poets Féi Hernandez and Lady Dane Figueroa, in an interview on the practice and politics of trans poetry. Our first piece for The Funambulist’s Correspondents series is also live, illustrating how increasing police budgets are connected…

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