On Thursday, September 6th, WCRJ will host a free screening and community discussion of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.
This documentary explores the historical Black Panther Party movement, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and its lasting impact on the ongoing movement for Black liberation. Following the film, we will facilitate a community dialogue to deepen our understanding of the Black Panther Party and what its history can teach activist today.
The event will be held at Jackson Park Fieldhouse, located at 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Please register here.
On Tuesday, the Workers Center for Racial Justice (WCRJ) hosted the 2018 Forum for Safety and Liberation in collaboration with the Center for Racial and Gender Equity (CRGE) and Black PAC. We were joined by nearly one hundred local residents for a public dialogue on how communities can build safe and free neighborhoods by dismantling anti-Black systems of police occupation and mass incarceration, and investing in initiatives that promote equity and liberation for people of color. Read more here.
Join Workers Center for Racial Justice and Raise the Floor for a Know-Your-Rights training that will equip workers with the tools necessary to challenge workplace discrimination, abuse and wage theft. Come share your skills, stories and solidarity as we build a powerful base of Black worker activists.
Please join the Workers Center for Racial Justice and Common Justice for the livestream premiere of a series of short videos featuring the stories of people who have survived or committed violence. Following the screening, WCRJ will host a panel discussion that will explore healing, safety, and accountability after violence. RSVP here.
Please join WCRJ for the "2018 King Day Commemoration and Public Meeting" on Sunday, January 14th from 2:30 - 4:30pm at Trinity United Church of Christ. In collaboration with SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, BlackRoots Alliance and Action Now, we will hold a public dialogue to address critical issues, including criminal justice reform, economic equity, voting rights, and education. The event will be attended by prominent clergy members, as well as city and state elected officials.
We witnessed the rise of the far right, but what are we doing about it? What is our response? How do we resist? More importantly, how do we build POWER? Join this community discussion on building a Black Liberation Movement during the age of Trump.
Enough is enough. The time has come for us to start holding elected officials, police departments and police unions accountable. To that end, we are organizing a major mobilization against the Mayor and the FOP on September 20 to demand that they agree to fundamental changes to the union contract, which currently allows their officers to essentially get away with murder. We will hold a press conference, followed by a march to the FOP headquarters 1412 W Washington Blvd #3, Chicago, IL 60607.
The Workers Center 4 Racial Justice, Men & Women in Prison Ministries and ROCK united are teaming up to re-imagine what safety looks like in our communities. Night Out for Safety and Liberation is an annual event which takes place on the first Tuesday of August where we redefine and reimagine what public safety means for our communities.
In these highly radicalized times, whereby Police brutality in Black communities has become omni present at the level of press radio and film, economic violence has continued to go unchallenged. Our members identified a relationship between high rates of unemployment and high rates of physical violence. This forum was organized to raise the voices of those low wage workers and demand accountability for the economic violence that plagues their community.
Workers from across the Chicago land area march on Midway Airport, demanding Justice For Laquan McDonald and the immediate resignation of Anita Alvarez and Rahm EmanuelIf we can’t live you can’t fly! No Fly ZONE!