Sunday, July 10, 2016

Chicago Action: Testify - Police Violence Against Disabled Chicagoans of Color

On Tuesday night, The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will host a hearing on police violence in Chicago. Advance Youth Leadership Power - a group focused on organizing disabled youth of color - will lead an action before it to focus on the intersection of police violence against people of color and people with disabilities.

I am not involved in the organization, but will be in attendance to witness and support.

Here's a PDF of the flyer.

Text reads:

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will host a hearing on police violence in Chicago. They opened an investigation on the Chicago Police Department due to recent instances of unnecessary violence, including Laquan McDonald, Quintonio LeGrier, and Brandon Bragg.

Advance Youth Leadership Power (AYLP) will be there to testify; the mentioned victims are not only people of color, but also in the disability community. Join us in urging DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s office to put an end to CPD’s unpunished assault on people of color with disabilities.

For more information and accommodation requests, contact Mayra, Candace, or TJ at ccoleman@accessliving.org or 312-640-2128.

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For more information on police violence and disability - start here.


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