Organizations Gather to Demand an End to Police Violence in North Lawndale

TODAY: A World Without Police


CHICAGO, IL – On Wednesday, July 20th, The #LetUsBreathe Collective and BYP100 Chicago Chapter will lead a march to demand an investment into new alternatives to keep Black communities safe and a divestment from police and legislative systems that are violent towards Black communities.

North Lawndale is a predominantly Black community that has been deeply impacted by police, carceral, and legislative violence. North Lawndale is one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the City of Chicago with 45% of people living below the poverty line. In addition it has the most formerly incarcerated people in the state of Illinois and has two of large police district headquarters situated in the neighborhood. Black people killed by the police such as Rekia Boyd, Pierre Loury, and Laquan McDonald are all from North Lawndale. The interactive rally will focus on community members imagining a world without police and uplifting new alternatives to keep Black people with promising futures safe, such as funding for non-profit organizations in North Lawndale, sharing free community resources, and the creation of transformative justice programs.

WHO: Members of #LetUsBreathe Collective and BYP100 Chicago Chapter
WHEN: Wednesday, July 20th at 4:00 PM Central
WHERE: Intersection of W. 15th Street and S. Albany Avenue
WHAT: March to demand an investment into new alternatives to keep Black communities safe and a divestment from police and legislative systems that are violent towards Black communities.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/264656367240606/

Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and education using a Black queer feminist lens. We are an organization affiliated with the Black Youth Project.